National – October 2018 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

The simple and elegantly crafted compositions floated to the top of this category. The angel museum was a pristine, beautifully crafted and poetic image. The portrait of the victim of police brutality in Galveston was also as powerful as it was simple and inspired empathy. The intimate portrait of the Honduran girl bonds the viewer with this child traveling within the migrant caravan.

Judges: Martin Smith-Rodden/Ball State University, Kevin Moloney/Ball State University, Ryan Sparrow/Ball State University, Gabriel Tait/Ball State University