West Region – April 2016 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

Although this category had the smallest number of entries, they were all strong and very well done. First place showed true photojournalism. It had excellent storytelling and many excellent individual photos. The photographer did a great job of getting very intimate with the subjects. Second place was a bull-fighting story that also had many strong individual photos. We felt that one of the photos of the bull-fighter flying through the air could have also been entered as a single sports action photo. Third place went to the story of a devastating brush fire and its aftermath. An excellent idea and well-executed.

Judges: Phelan M. Ebenhack/Freelance, John Raoux/Associated Press, Stephen Dowell/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel