Elizabeth ConleyHouston Chronicle
Matthew HintonThe New Orleans Advocate
Exceptionally weak category. Some nice images existed in the packages, but most stories had too many photos. Stories need visual variety and photos that build off each other. One story could have been edited down to only portraits and been much stronger and placed. The hermit crab story was quirky, but would benefit from a better lead image. There were too many photos that are similar in the David Duke story and a tighter edit would elevate the story.
Judges: Leah Voss/Treasure Coast Newspapers, Jeremiah Wilson/Treasure Coast Newspapers, Xavier Mascareñas/Treasure Coast Newspapers