Matt GadeThe Daily Republic
Ben MatthewsSoutheast Missourian
Joe AhlquistRochester Post Bulletin
First place: What a terrific set of images. We could smell image 9! The photographer spent time and it showed in each picture. Second place: Really good shots; the only thing missing was a strong close-up shot; photographer did a great job coordinating their time in-air and on the ground. Third place: Strong images for a strong story; getting background scenes like those in the gym lifted it above its closest competitor.
Judges: Jason Malmont/Freelance, Markell DeLoatch/Public Opinion, Matthew O'Haren/Freelance