Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Michael CiagloHouston Chronicle
Mitchell Pe MasilunArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Judges: Steven M. Falk/Philadelphia Inquirer, Joseph Kaczmarek/Freelance, Kyle Grantham/The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, William Bretzger/The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal
1st place edged out another entry from the assignment because the train element set the scene. Very strong. 2nd Looked tightly edited, which is usually a plus, but we wanted to see a little more storytelling. But, always show your best, and if this was the best we'll take it. 3rd place gripping moment great angle.