National – August 2018 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

First Place: The photographers choice of a simple approach to these black and white photos allows the emotion of those "left behind" to show through to readers. Second Place: The photographer moved beyond the obvious quarterback portrait and really personalized the image. The colored gels, markers, and background takes the image to another level. Third Place: This portrait uses composition, dramatic light and color as well as effective direction.

Judges: Judy Walgren/Michigan State University, T.J. Mesyn/Michigan State University