South – September 2018 – General News

Judges Comments

General news really had everything we were looking for in this category. Although, we thought some of the pictures submitted to this category belonged in Spot News. First place: Filled with emotion. A bittersweet moment that required great concentration and foresight to get a clean background. It could have used a tighter crop, but that is subjective. Second place: Balance and symmetry with a strong moment made this picture. Every detail from the sign poking into the left side of the frame to the woman pointing to the man holding the sign. It is a well executed image from a mundane assignment. Third place: Another image of strong emotion. This placed lower because we thought it could have been shot tighter or cropped tighter. It's a striking moment.

Judges: Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel, Jim Evans/Former Morning Sentinel, Niko Hample/Freelance