Lacy AtkinsThe Tennessean
Nic AntayaThe State News
Jim WeberThe Commercial Appeal
1st: Teen murder tied all the story-telling elements together nicely. Even that small corner of background helps tell the whole picture. Well-done at a sensitive event. 2nd: Man interrupting was a solid frame. Has immediate impact and feeling. 3rd: Teaching moment to clip contestants: This frame was initially first place. But because a sub-par photo was packaged with it, it fell. Judges fell in love with the first photo but the second photo of the hallway paled in comparison. Lesson to those who are reading, this – if you put a lesser impact photo with a strong photo your impact lessens. It's unfortunate because we really liked waiting in the wings.
Judges: Corey Perrine/Freelance, Colin M. Lenton/Freelance, Matt Stanley/Freelance, Jon Kuntz/Freelance