Melissa PhillipHouston Chronicle
Matthew HintonThe New Orleans Advocate
Many solid entries throughout in Spot News. Narrowed our choices to several winners that captured the events in telling, engaging ways. First place is a clean, single image read of an emotional, unique event. Second place captured pure emotion in a challenging environment. Third place earned honors for the photographer's effort and ability to tell the story in a variety of ways.
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal