Mark HertzbergRacine County Eye
Matthew ApgarNorthwest Herald
Erin HooleyChicago Tribune
So many signs in these gen news entries that focus on the words rather than moments. 1. Tender moment that photog waited for without intruding. 2. Emotion of the gun issue, nicely captured. 3. has emotion and a sense of design with concise and varied edit. We like the emotion in the first image of original choice but in looking at entry as a whole, the other two images not as strong. It would have done better as a single. I think photogs generally need to edit tighter on multiple image entries. More isn't always better and weaker images dilute the whole package. I personally look for a beginning, middle and end to a story or essay rather than just a collection of images.
Judges: Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press, Stanley Leary/CFA Corporation