Michael CiagloHouston Chronicle
Chelsea PurgahnTyler Morning Telegraph
Smiley PoolThe Dallas Morning News
Judges: Robin Chan/Wicked Local, Marc Vasconcellos/Brockton Enterprise, David Sokol/Wicked Local, Alyssa Stone/Wicked Local, Carolyn Bick/Freelance
First place was a slam dunk right off the bat and continued to wow after each image. It felt like a National Geographic expedition. We wished our papers sent us abroad. Second place was tightly edited and had great individual shots. Third place is newsworthy, access, and had some stunning individual shots. Could have been a bit tighter, there were three law enforcement photos.