Paul BersebachOrange County Register
Kent PorterPress Democrat
Meg OliphantGetty Images North America
The surfing photo was a unanimous and quick choice for us all. It's clean and has a great peak moment of the surfer upside-down, high in the air. Great capture. Second place was awarded because of the tension of the defender pulling the receiver away as the receiver is reaching for the ball. The eyes and the clean background also help the image succeed. We liked third place especially for the blood, but we felt it was a split second too late. We wished the two boxers were closer together to fill the dead space in between them.
Judges: Stephanie Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Allie Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jessie Wardarski/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Noor