Smiley N. PoolThe Dallas Morning News
Bryan TerryThe Oklahoman
Michael CiagloHouston Chronicle
A good number of well-told, well-executed entries in this category. Completeness, variety and technical excellence carried earned honors for our first place choice. Emotional engagement and the photographer's ability to capture tender, telling moments rose the second place award above the others. Third place was recognized for its effective use of detail elements and image variety.
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal