Alisha JucevicThe Columbian
Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Alex SlitzLexington Herald-Leader
Judges: Nick Cote/University of Colorado-Boulder, Ross Taylor/Univserity of Colorado-Boulder, CU Boulder photojournalism class
It was a busy summer with fires across the country, but one entry stood out in a crowded field. The firefighter's genuine empathy for the young woman set it apart from other photos you typically see in spot news situations.