Bob HallinenAlaska Dispatch News
Kevin J. BeatyDenverite
First place was well shot and a complete story, that could have been edited WAY tighter. Second place isn't as well shot as the other entries, but had enough real moments to move it into the top three. Third place is interesting and well photographed, but the final portrait in the series hurt instead of helped the entry, dropping it to third.
Judges: Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press, Mat Otero/Associated Press, Smiley Pool/The Dallas Morning News