Michael SullivanThe News-Review
Ravell CallDeseret News
Darin OswaldIdaho Statesman
First place goes to the strong, graphic image that juxtaposed a bit of humanity against the enormity of the burning landfill. Our second place selection is a different spot news photo, which we appreciated for the levity in an otherwise serious moment (and we’re glad the cat was OK too). The photographer of the third place selection deserves props for putting a fire into context but choosing a single picture from the four submitted, such as the horse image, might have elevated the entry. The alternate picture was a good daily image of a big news scene – derailments aren’t the easiest to shoot but the aerial angle and the roadway at left give us a sense of scale.
Judges: Andy Colwell/Erie Times-News, Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News