Kareem ElgazzarThe Cincinnati Enquirer
Mykal McEldowneyThe Indianapolis Star
Tanya MoutzaliasMLive Detroit
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
Sports feature had some great emotion! First place went to bat drag for being so incredibly sad while also being well composed. We kept coming back to it and really feeling for that guy. Second place went to volleyball cry for the sweet moment between those two girls and third place to the smoke bombs for the unique visual intensity of the photo. Honorable mentions went to Road to Rio and At the Wall for the moments captured in those images.