Kris WilsonJefferson City News Tribune
John HartWisconsin State Journal
Matt GadeThe Daily Republic
Just like the Feature category there were a lot of really good pics just one element (moment/crop/angle) away from greatness. #1 would have been a slam dunk if it was just the first picture. Judges felt the other two drug it down a bit but not enough to lose the top spot. Third place was a wonderfully graphic picture for what could have been a boring assignment. Excellent effort.
Judges: Scott Utterback/The Courier-Journal, Timothy D Easley/The Associated Press