Stacie ScottColorado Springs Gazette
Meegan M. ReidKitsap Sun
Spenser HeapsDeseret News
Several photos filed in this category would have been better suited in the feature category, which disqualified them. Regardless of first place being a photo of Trump, we all found it to be a hilarious look at a political event. The crying babies with the politician looking like he might start crying over the situation was priceless. The thumbs up in the background was the icing on the cake. Second place also made us laugh. The caption helped to flesh out the background on the photo and gave an interesting insight to a different type of job. The humor helped to raise this above a mundane photo of a cat rescue guy. Third was a nicely framed moment of emotion in an otherwise standard rally situation. The caption was also an interesting look as to what the rally was for. We really liked the Meeting Light photo that we gave an honorable mention, but it just wasn't quite there with news. We played around with the crop a little to see if it could be made stronger. Overall it was a nice frame but it was missing that extra something to move it out of honorable mention.
Judges: Amanda Morrison/Watertown Daily Times, Justin Sorensen/Watertown Daily Times, Stephen Swofford/Watertown Daily Times