Joe AhlquistArgus Leader
Timothy TaiColumbia Daily Tribune
Tighter edits would have improved all of these entries. Don’t overstock the entry. Tighter edits with stronger pictures can be more powerful. Rather than 14 or 19, these could have been stronger with maybe eight. First - Having a tighter edit would have been ideal although judges felt it had good moments and was an important story.Second - Quality of light and details helped carry this over stocked collection. Go for less next time. NOTE: The remaining entries either over did the entries beyond those that placed or just didn’t have a powerful story or images to carry it.
Judges: Andrew Krech/Greensboro News & Record, Scott Muthersbaugh/Freelance, Caroline Brehman/The Pendulum, Randy Piland/Elon University