Katharine LotzeThe Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Bill AlkoferOrange County Register
Thomas CordovaSouthern California News Group
Struggled a little bit with this category. There were a bunch of photos better suited to Sports Action, rather than Feature. First place award features a nice mix of immediacy, body language and facial expressions. Second is nice capture by a photographer clearly staying with the action. Unique image we haven't seen before. Third award was recognized for the juxtaposition of its subjects and their reactions, but suffered a little bit in terms of exposure/toning.
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal