Bruce AckermanOcala Star-Banner
Ryan RevockStatesville Record & Landmark
Melissa Sue GerritsThe Fayetteville Observer
We hate to be negative but this was an extremely weak category and difficult to judge. None of the entries were actual photo stories. The third place story had the nicest images but only 4 so it was hard to count as a "story." First place was solid event coverage with some unique images. We felt the dog funeral could have been more intimate and emotional. It looked like it was there according to the first photo but then really fell off.
Judges: Lisa Krantz/San Antonio Express-News, Billy Calzada/San Antonio Express-News, Mark Greenburg/Independent