Ben McCannaPortland Press Herald
Geoff ForesterConcord Monitor
Sarah GordonThe Day
TONS of entries, too many to be honest. The winners showed genuine moments which is what we really should be looking for in our work. As well, photographers really need a second set of eyes when preparing entries as some don't quite make the cut as a few are 'record' photos. These could be elevated with a bit more time and thought before pressing the shutter. or to put it another way, if they worked the scene a bit more, they might have found better photos or angles. Many of the entries showed the seeds of potential but they just needed some watering. One of the entries in a story would have done well if entered as a single, so remember the maxim that the weakest photograph can bring down an entire essay (or portfolio).
Judges: Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail, Theresa Suzuki/The Globe and Mail, Tim McKenna/The Globe and Mail