Richard SitlerThe Southern Illinoisan
Brian PowersThe Des Moines Register
Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun, Ken Lam/The Baltimore Sun, Emma Patti Harris/The Baltimore Sun, Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun
First and second place pictures stood out right away. First place was an honor guard firing their rifles. Nice composition in the photo, but the shells flying through the air made the image. Second place was also a wonderful image. Photographer waited for the right moment and made a really smart picture. Third place was a great moment on election night.