Bronte WittpennFlint Journal
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Sam OwensEvansville Courier & Press
We feel for the poor kid with the lollipop but give props to the photographer for finding a different picture at the scene of a flood. Kudos to the second-place image’s photographer for seeing a different kind of celebration/riot picture and capturing the action and reaction (and props to the poor truck-driver, too, for putting up with the shenanigans, no doubt). The third-place winner is a nice moment in a mind-boggling setting, although now we want to see the rest of the pictures that could’ve been made throughout the rest of a day spent wearing waders in floodwater.
Judges: Andy Colwell/Freelance, Sara Hertwig/Evergreen (Colo.) Newspapers, Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite