Region 1 – August 2015 – Spot News

Judges Comments

First Place: The officer-involved shooting photos (2 frames) have high news value. The first picture shows the probationary officer who shot a bank robber at the scene, quite shaken. Given that the suspect died later makes it even more intense. The second photo with the suspect is busy but informative. Second Place: The reactions to the house fire (3 frames) show strong emotion in the first two frames. We think the third photo should not have been included. The hand blocking the face is distracting. Third Place: Another reaction photo to a house fire also shows strong emotion but because of the angle and the number of people in it, it is more difficult to read.

Judges: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Freelance Photographer, Beverly Denny/Freelance Photographer