Don SeabrookThe Wenatchee World
Loren HolmesAnchorage Daily News
Eric EngmanFairbanks Daily News-Miner
Judges: Lisa Krantz/San Antonio ExpressNews, Dorothy Edwards/Naples Daily News, Katie Klann/Naples Daily News, Luke Franke/Naples Daily News, Nicole Raucheisen/Naples Daily News, Justin Gilliland/Freelance
This category led to much discussion and a variety of opinions. The majority of judges loved first place due to the variety of expressions on the family’s faces. Second was the most evocative and aesthetically pleasing. Everyone appreciated the way it was photographed and was drawn to it, thus leading the viewer to want to know more about the story behind the image. Third was a beautiful scene. The judges appreciated the photographer putting themselves in a great spot for the well composed image.