Matt GadeThe Daily Republic
Joe AhlquistRochester Post Bulletin
Richard SitlerThe Southern Illinoisan
Judges: Mark Rogers/Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Jay Crain/Lubbock Avalanche Journal
The first place entry of soldiers returning home included several strong and diverse images a strong entry. Ron in a tub, the second place entry, was just a fun image of a man in an unusual situation fora good cause. Third place was just an interesting graphic image of a man cleaning off the front of his tractor to go with a story about neighbors helping neighbors.