Terry PiersonThe Press-Enterprise
Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Katharine LotzeSanta Clarita Valley Signal
First place was the clear winner in this group with extensive coverage of a protest, second place had a variety of nice images of a long time firefighter, photographer spent some time with his subject, third place fire coverage had some unusual images which put this above some of the other fire coverage we saw.
Judges: Steve Heaslip/Cape Cod Times, Steve Haines/Cape Cod Times