James M. PattersonValley News
Bernard BraultLa Presse
Carolyn BickAl Jazeera English
The first place story was a well executed project documenting a family's livelihood and the decision to sell their farm and herd of cattle. The images were varied, showed all aspects of the process and the emotion for all parties involved. We had no questions about placing it first, well done. Second and third were interesting collections of images that could have been edited tighter. The tight rope walker worked on very different angles but still a little similar, and the homeless in hotels could have been more cohesive if one subject was followed.
Judges: Jeremy Drey/Reading Eagle, Ben Hasty/Reading Eagle, Natalie Kolb/Reading Eagle