Jake MayThe Flint Journal, MLive.com
Sam OwensEvansville Courier & Press
The Photo Story/Essay category included some timely subjects that were shot very well. The top three winners stood out. It is great to see photographers shooting long-term projects. We saw that most of the stories entered needed to be edited tighter. There were some interesting stories that were not shot that well, even if it was a very compelling subject. The absence of good picture editors, or the lack of ability of the photographer to edit their own work, was evident in the stories submitted.
Judges: Marcy Nighswander/Ohio University, Josh Birnbaum/Ohio University