Corey PerrineThe Wall Street Journal
Aimee DilgerTimes Leader
This category was the weakest of the entries, but the story of the the drug streets of Camden, NJ was well done although lacking in a complete sense. Great imagery carried this to the top. Second went to the Lynn and Dave story. Again several nice images but a few too many repetitive photos to keep it from rising up. We did not award a third place for lack of solid storytelling by definition. There were some nice images in various entries but the judges felt they weren't enough to carry the essay. Sorry!
Judges: Ralph Barrera/Austin AmericanStatesman, James Gregg/Austin AmericanStatesman, Nell Carroll/Austin AmericanStatesman, Deborah Cannon/Austin AmericanStatesman, Tamir Kalifa/Austin AmericanStatesman