Doug StricklandChattanooga Times Free Press
Denny SimmonsCourier & Press
The Portrait/Illustration category was also extremely low amount of entries which made it difficult to judge, and also not many strong images here to choose from so we only awarded first and second.First was a nice pulled back portrait that caught our eye because of the colors, well balanced light and interesting story behind it. Second would have been a candidate for first, but we feel the image was a bit too dark and the details were somewhat lost in the shadows but, good use of reflections to make a portrait pop.
Judges: Jessica Christian/San Francisco Examiner, Dominic Valente/Daily Herald