Sarah HoffmanOmaha World-Herald
Brian PowersThe Des Moines Register
Megan FarmerOmaha World-Herald
Overall, we thought this category was weak. It lacked strong moments and well-informed captions. For first place, we were drawn to the emotion and clean composition. We also appreciated the well written caption that provided context. For second place, we liked the moment and emotion but were put off by the excessive toning. For third place, we were drawn to the quiet, reflective moment but felt the photographer could have worked the scene more to clean up the background.
Judges: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald, Alisha Jucevic/The Herald, Dave Weatherwax/The Herald