Ryan SoderlinOmaha World-Herald
Steve AppsWisconsin State Journal
Francis GardlerLincoln Journal Star
Lots of snow, some beautiful wintry images that didn't make the cut but were otherwise nice to look at. One pool feature should have been entered in sports feature where it might have ranked. First place brought home the season's weather by how it affected the community's daily routine. Second place was fun moment between people reveling in the kind of snow they never experience back home. Third was a well-timed image benefiting from the diagonal line of the geese and the airliner above them.
Judges: Ron Erdrich/Abilene Reporter-News, Nellie Doneva/Freelance