Jake MayThe Flint Journal
Mike BrownThe Commercial Appeal
Mark ZaleskiThe Tennessean
Judges: Nicole Fruge/San Francisco Chronicle, Kat Duncan/San Francisco Chronicle, Russell Yip/San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle, Erin Brethauer/San Francisco Chronicle, Tim Hussin/San Francisco Chronicle, Leah Millis/San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle
The winning story, A Good Father, was chosen for the lovely variety of images with touching moments, nice composition and an eye for light. For second and third place, we were torn between the first class story and spending father's day without mom. Father's day has some great moments but not enough variety in composition or light. A lot of the images are medium shots that are composed similarly. First Class needs to be edited down but has a wider variety of strong images within the package.