Mid-Atlantic Region – April 2016 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

This was the weakest category. The submissions lacked clear narrative focus. Many of the submissions said things in captions that judges didn't see in photos. First place photography was superior and told the subjects' story the best. For second, there were several good moments, but the story telling was incomplete. One of the submissions had a single very strong photo that elevated it almost beyond all the other submissions on its own, but there were not enough supporting photos. That is why we only awarded first and second in this category

Judges: Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune, David Poller/San Diego Union-Tribune, David Brooks/San Diego Union-Tribune, Alma Cesena/San Diego Union-Tribune, John Gastaldo/San Diego Union-Tribune, Misael Virgen/San Diego Union-Tribune, Howard Lipin/San Diego Union-Tribune