Katie KlannNaples Daily News
John SpinkThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ralph BarreraAustin American Statesman
This was a very strong category. The first-place winner had a very heart-warming story and had the added surprise of the seagull flying into the photo. All the photographs had this element of surprise or whimsy. We were certain to read the all-important captions, and this put the photographs into context.
Judges: Marcy Nighswander/Ohio University, Josh Birnbaum/Ohio University