Kyle GranthamThe (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal
Aimee DilgerTimes Leader
Jeremy DreyReading Eagle
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal, Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal
Minimal entries in this category separated the winners pretty quickly. Emotional content and immediacy elevated the first place winner pretty quickly. Second place photograph helped illustrate the story in an eyecatching and unique manner. Third place lacked a bit in content, but was a visually-appealing image in tricky conditions.