Brian PowersThe Des Moines Register
Matt DixonOmaha World-Herald
We placed the cop shooting story first because of its variety and story arc, which was we thought was lacking in all other entries. For second place, we liked a few of the moments but felt it could have benefited from more varied compositions.
Judges: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald, Alisha Jucevic/The Herald, Dave Weatherwax/The Herald