Stephen MallyThe Gazette
Francis GardlerLincoln Journal Star
Eileen MeslarTelegraph Herald
In a category with many similar entries, the best celebration shots quickly rose to the top for us. Winners contained peak emotion with clean technical qualities and a moment that went the “extra yard” (ha). The facial expression and interaction in first place image is one of a kind. Second place image has layers, exploding moment and technical quality. Third place images offered a tube and dejection and did a great job telling the (likely) most important moment of game.
Judges: Jenna Watson/The Indianapolis Star, Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star, Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star