Peter PereiraThe Standard-Times
Steve HeaslipCape Cod Times
Sean D. ElliotThe Day
This was another big category that was challenge for the judges. Overall, the category suffered from poor crops and too many pumpkins. First place – immediately stood out for the judges. Great composition. Would have done well as a feature also. Second – Strong visuals. Really nice collection of images. Well-suited for Photo Essay category as well. Third – Reads with a lot of emotion. Great image in a difficult situation. Well-composed without a busy background.
Judges: Bethany Baker/Billings Gazette, Casey Page/Billings Gazette, Larry Mayer/Billings Gazette, Ryan Welch/Billings Gazette, Jim Urquhart/Freelance