Michael ZamoraThe Des Moines Register
Bryon HoulgraveThe Des Moines Register
Matthew ApgarDaily Chronicle
First: This exemplifies a strong general news image. Two people in opposition with great expressions, body language and a background that has other interesting elements made this the clear winner.Second: Rainbow...check, nice light...check, great smiles...check. A fine image indeed. Third: The dance going on between the animal control officer and the raccoon was a delight to see.
Judges: Chris Kaufman/Appeal-Democrat, Kirk Barron/Appeal-Democrat