Melissa Sue GerritsThe Fayetteville Observer
Andrew J. WhitakerPost and Courier
Allison Lee IsleyWinston-Salem Journal
First place is great fleeting moment from a common event that almost every photographer has had to shoot sometime in their career. We all hope to have something like this happen. Second place is a powerful moment from a tough event to photograph. The hands on the back of Kevin Wright really makes the image. Third place has great color, composition and a great smile to bring it all together.
Judges: Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent, Danny Damiani/The Post-Crescent, Bill Glasheen/The Post-Crescent