Sam OwensEvansville Courier & Press
Jim WeberThe Commercial Appeal
Bronte WittpennFlint Journal
1st: The clear winner that tied all the elements together while showing bond, an emotional element that made it rise to the top. 2nd: A solid well-told accident photo without visual clutter. Told an unfortunate tale respectfully. 3rd: Just a killer portrait, might have fared better in the POIL category but an unusual unique frame that was not expected from a spot news event. Well seen and way to be patient to make that idiosyncratic image. Thanks for the solid journalism in the caption. Kudos to all.
Judges: Corey Perrine/Freelance, Colin M. Lenton/Freelance, Matt Stanley/Freelance, Jon Kuntz/Freelance