Andrew CraftThe Fayetteville Observer
John SpinkAtlanta Journal-Constitution
Joe CavarettaSun Sentinel
There were many strong entries in this category, but the captions were an important part of the judging. The first place image shows a tender moment coming out of a disaster. The second place image succeeded because even though this is the type of breaking news we all cover the photographer captured a unique moment that isn't often seen. The third image showed the photographer responded promptly to the scene of what would become international news and made a clean informative and well composed photograph.
Judges: Matthew Hatcher/The Marion Star, Andy Spessard/Freelance