Isaac SmithThe Southern Illinoisan
Matthew ApgarDaily Chronicle
Andy AbeytaQuad-City Times
Access made the winning story pop. The details shots added to the story. It was also very well edited, sequenced. Some really great storytelling images. The second place story offered a good variety of color, detail, angles and juxtaposition. Good work. Though not the strongest visually, third place offered a really great story. A NOTE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: For the most part all of the stories submitted were very literal and process driven. It’s your job to surprise the viewers. Think about head sizes and how it will look on a page or online.
Judges: Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star, Jenna Watson/The Indianapolis Star