New England – September 2017 – Sports Action

Judges Comments

This category was one of the stronger ones, with a lot of entrants.Many of the entries were straightforward, competent action shots,while a few included quirkier moments or attempted to show something unusual. A few suffered from poor exposure or focus. 1st place stood out for us for being a strong image of peak game action. With the leaping goal apparently occurring unobstructed, it also told the story of a match which the caption described as a “rout.” 2nd place was a nice clean shot with good separation from the background. 3rd place captures an unusual moment that draws the viewer in tos tudy the image more closely.

Judges: Anita Baca/Associated Press, Leslie Mazoch/Associated Press, Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press, Dario Lopez­Mills/Associated Press