Chelsea PurgahnTyler Morning Telegraph
Michael CiagloHouston Chronicle
Melissa PhillipHouston Chronicle
Lots of nice entries in this category, featuring a mix of unique moments and aesthetic appeal. Narrowed it down to a few standouts which we thought captured the spirit of the category. First place was a clear winner for us as it featured both a tender moment and exceptional visual appeal. Second award was the cleanest and most unique photo from a wide array of offerings highlighting visual elements and compositional craftsmanship. The third choice engaged us with an effective use of layering.
Judges: John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal