Brian PowersThe Des Moines Register
John HartWisconsin State Journal
This was a very strong category that was tough to judge. First place stood out among all the images for its heart wrenching subject, in an overall great image full of context. Way to get close to a hard situation to show viewers the emotion these folks are going through. Second place is beautifully lit with both great emotion and context. Third place is lacking in composition, but is a great story, shot in a way that shows the story well.
Judges: Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan, Austin Humphreys/The Coloradoan