Tommy MettheArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Karen WarrenHouston Chronicle
First place award was a consensus pick for its sheer uniqueness and overall quirkiness. The ambivalence of the other players in the frame added to the moment's humor and lighthearted appeal. Second place portrayed an emotional moment in a clean, intimate way. Third place caught our eye with image diversity and technical execution, but we would have also welcomed a much tighter edit.
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal