Andrew LinkRochester Post Bulletin
Sarah HoffmanOmaha World-Herald
John HartWisconsin State Journal
Lots of photos but only a few stand outs. The majority of photos lacked the basics of a clean back ground or an impactful moment.Lots of kid pics and wonky toning or just boring scenes. First place stood out for the moment and clean frame, second made us pause with the quirkiness of the off beat moment and tension and again a clean frame, third we thought could have been composed better, but ultimately rose above the others. The most visually interesting aspect of the photo is the lines on the ice and we believe that could have been brought out better.
Judges: Melissa Sue Gerrits/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer