Peter PereiraThe Standard-Times
Steve LanavaWorcester Telegram & Gazette
James M. PattersonValley News
Judges: Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune, David Poller/San Diego Union-Tribune, Howard Lipin/San Diego Union-Tribune, Misael Virgen/San Diego Union-Tribune, Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune, Alma Cesena/San Diego Union-Tribune, David Brooks/San Diego Union-Tribune, John McCutchen/San Diego Union-Tribune, Luis Cruz/San Diego Union-Tribune
Absolutely wonderful moment! The lyrical motion of the hands whipping up the water and mermaid hair, the giddy laugh on the diver's face, all goes so well with the newsy event. Second: there were several photos from this heckler at the Trump event, we all agreed the second one had the moment: the cops grabbing him, the crowd, the coat flying open in both directions, the hands in the air, and the shout on his lips as he's taken away. Nice job. Third, we know this will surprise people, it even surprised us at how quickly we rallied around this intelligent photo of how to illustrate a complex national issue of land use and agriculture. Our HM was unanimous because we've all been there when we have to come up with a great photo to illustrate a zoning story, or something equally as dry. Great job.