National – August 2017 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

The editing makes all the difference here. The first place of the six­-year-old competing in the special needs pageant was an easy choice for the top honor, beautifully captured moments and a tight, tight edit. Second place was an authentic and poignant series of families displaced from a trailer park. Third place, the Hurricane Harvey story,was full of struggle and emotion.

Judges: Martin Smith-Rodden/Ball State University, Ryan Sparrow/Ball State University, Corey Ohlenkamp/The Star Press