Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Terry PiersonThe Press-Enterprise
Mindy SchauerThe Orange County Register
Judges: Kyle Grantham/The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, Suchat Pederson/The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, Daniel Sato/The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal
Only three entries had us worried but they were all worth awarding. First place showed a lot of variety in imagery and storytelling. Second place could have used a tighter edit and more variety but good details and color. Third place was a good story but the images needed to be better executed. Toning was off, crops weren't the best on some images. The stronger images were there, just not brought out.