Scott SerioEclipse Sportswire
Dylan SlagleCarroll County Times
Harrison JonesFor The Evening Sun
A clear winner with the silhouette. Very well executed and great seeing the various colors merging. Although would have liked to have seen the sports feature essay on the young athlete in rehab in the photo essay category, I believe it still followed the spirit of the category and the variety of images told the young woman's task of rebuilding her athletic career. The 3rd place photograph of the cross country runners does not need to show faces or the strain of running to the finish line. Their muddy legs show the strain and effort to finish the race.
Judges: Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press, Deborah Skipper/The Clarion-Ledger