Sarah Ann JumpThe Herald
Andrew NellesThe Tennessean
Mykal McEldowneyThe Indianapolis Star
Surprisingly strong submissions in this category. This who placed made it mostly on how deeply they covered there subjects. First place was superbly well rounded story with a lot of intimacy and diversity in images. Second place had many solid images and good story but could have used more mix up in composition specifically with wide shots. Third place could have used additional images of photos outside the ring but all images were well shot and gripping.
Judges: Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News, Leanora Benkato/Freelance