Megan FarmerOmaha World-Herald
Timothy TaiColumbia Daily Tribune
Brian PowersThe Des Moines Register
1st: was the strongest photographically and had good mood. Felt like we were in the town without actually being there. 2nd: had a good storytelling element, a good beginning middle and end, felt it could have had a tighter edit. 3rd: Good coverage of a major news event but would have benefited from more emotion and action in images to move story along. Saw some strong stories that were either not quite ready yet and needed more development or that need a tighter edit.
Judges: Andrew Krech/Greensboro News & Record, Elise Manahan/1808 Magazine, Scott Muthersbaugh/Perfecta Visuals