Brianna PaciorkaThe Advocate
Brett CoomerHouston Chronicle
Smiley PoolHouston Chronicle
First Place: Hate to say the word "layered" but it truly is. Lots going on in this photo from the protest turned spot news, it was an easy first place. Second Place: Solid raw emotion always reads well, and having some nice light didn't hurt.
Judges: Will Lester/Senior Staff Photographer-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/San Bernardino Sun, Rick Sforza/Photo Editor -SCNG