Max Becherer Associated Press
Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Brianna PaciorkaThe Advocate
Judges: Megan Farmer/Omaha World-Herald, Sarah Hoffman/Omaha World-Herald, Ryan Henriksen/University of Nebraska at Omaha
First place was by far the strongest. Great variety, intimacy and clearly the photographer spent time trying to tell the story. For second place, it's a nice moment and a good job getting to the scene. Third place is a nice moment and a unique perspective.