Chelsea PurgahnKalamazoo Gazette
Jake MayThe Flint Journal
Sam HouseholderThe Elkhart Truth
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
Meat Market Fire was the immediate clear winner for us. Great moment, unique capture and wonderful framing. Take me home was heartrending and the feed mill fire was a new angle to a fire photo. We love the kids on the fence and the framing of the fire action. Our honorable mention went to the raccoon being evicted from his home which we loved for it's uniqueness and humor.