Geoff ForesterConcord Monitor
Michael G. SeamansMorning Sentinel
Sean D. ElliotThe Day
Surprising a weak category with run of the mill action. I recommend trying a different perspective, instead of shooting just from the ground level (esp. standing) try for a higher angle to help clean up the background or shoot low with a wide-angle lens on the sidelines. Check out the work from Getty Images photographers seen on BOP and POYi. Experimenting will invigorate you and give your readers fresh views of local sports.
Judges: Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star, Savannah Blake/Lincoln Journal Star