Steve LundyDaily Herald
Richard SitlerThe Southern Illinoisan
Brendan SullivanOmaha World-Herald
The Polar Bear plunge has everything going for it, good composition, expression and moment, elevating it to first place. The Survey photos took second, but would have perhaps placed higher without the second photo. The light and moment in the first picture of the pair was wonderful. Third was a touching moment elevated by its caption.
Judges: Ron Erdrich/Abilene Reporter-News, Nellie Doneva/Freelance