Kristen ZeisThe Virginian-Pilot
Suchat PedersonThe (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal
Nikki FoxDaily News-Record
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal, Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal
Pretty much consensus picks in this category, with several very sound entries. First place was an interesting and unique photo illustration that's a pretty engaging visual element to a fairly dry business story. Second place is an exceptionally-well executed portrait with great light and interesting subject. Liked the clean lines and uniqueness of the third place illustration.