Erin HullThe New York Times
Joe AhlquistArgus Leader
Weakest category, by far. With 1st - There are some nice variety in the images, and some nice moments. First image is a great scene setter, and the photographer took chances like getting in the car, showing different angles away from the action… 2nd place - First photo is great. Wonderfully unexpected scene setter. It makes me ask questions. Portraits are nice and the one from the museum is just weird… Would love to see more from this. Felt like the start of something good. 3rd - There are some real gems in here, but it needs an edit. At 6-8 images it’s an incredibly solid collection of images telling the story of the record weather. Great variety, nice moments, etc… But it got watered down by some weak images.
Judges: Melissa Lyttle/Independent Photojournalist, Eve Edelheit/Tampa Bay Times, Amy Pezzicara/Independent Photojournalist