Daniel ShularRiverfront Times
Matthew ApgarDaily Chronicle
Joe AhlquistRochester Post Bulletin
This was not a strong category. Far too many entries were too mundane, lacking any emotion or impact to overcome a lot of pretty poor aesthetic or technical issues. Many entries included multiple images which only hurt the odds. One good picture paired or grouped with poorer images knocked a lot of entries out of contention. First place was coverage of a protest that had more good images than bad. It's far better to cull to a tighter grouping than hope quantity will help. Second was another multiple where there were just too many redundant or lesser images but the overall coverage was strong enough to hold place in the overall weak category. Third was a mundane moment from a mundane event but the photographer nailed the light and focus.
Judges: Sean D. Elliot/The Day, Peter Huoppi/The Day, Tim Cook/The Day