Kevin RivoliThe Citizen
Mark MulvilleBuffalo News
Robert KirkhamThe Buffalo News
This category was difficult because there weren't many stories that had consistent photo excellence throughout, but they had enough good frames to be awarded. First place showcased a great variety of moments within a school performance. It captured the emotions and the process of putting a performance together, but some frames seemed grainy or strangely cropped and we wish there was a tighter edit Second place had interesting subject matter with unique access, but the shot variety lacked with lots of extremely wide or extremely tight photos. It seemed like a jarring edit with many similar photos. Third place had potential at first with some some great frames, but could have used a tighter edit and also fell victim to grain, blur and strange cropping.
Judges: Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle, Brittany Greeson/Freelance