Mid-Atlantic Region – February 2016 – General News

Judges Comments

There was a remarkable number of very routine images, lacking in emotion, drama or even compelling story. We were also struck by the number of images taken through windows without any clear purpose. First place was a nicely shot series from a police funeral with several unique compositions and good diversity of coverage. The lede image in the package was strong enough to win on its own and the remaining images did not detract. Second, a single frame, was nicely composed, perfectly exposed and a very good moment from a often boring sort of general news assignment. Third was under-edited by half ... we could easily have placed a much tighter edit higher but despite the detracting images we felt the strong images worthy of recognition (even if the subject matter did turn the stomach of at least one judge).

Judges: Sean D. Elliot/The Day, Peter Huoppi/The Day