Natalie KolbThe Reading Eagle
Barbara J. PerenicThe Columbus Dispatch
Michael CaterinaPrinceton Daily Clarion
First place: Great capture of a heartbreaking moment. Not sure why it needed a square crop. Second Place: Great job covering different aspects of the event, though everything seemed to have been shot from the same medium standing distance. Third place: Strong graphic composition, and good hustle to get there while there are still flames. HM: Amazing first picture. Would have been first place if it were a single. The edit was way too loose without finding a way to communicate the true scale of the pile-up.
Judges: Sam Goresh/GateHouse Media, Kayana Szymczak/Freelance Photographer, Maddie Meyer/Getty Images, Scott Brauer/Freelance Photographer