Shawn GustYakima Herald-Republic
Meegan M. ReidKitsap Sun
1st – This was the consensus number one. The use of the long lens compressed the foreground and background nicely for a nice composition. It was the peak moment of the standoff. 2nd – Not your typical spot news picture. It isn't often you get tears and laughter. Solid. 3rd – This image tells the story.
Judges: Denny Simmons/Courier & Press/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence/Courier & Press/The Gleaner, Sam Owens/Courier & Press/The Gleaner