Khadejeh NikouyehNews & Record
John SpinkThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lauren BachoThe Gainesville Sun
Judges: Sam Owens/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons/Courier & Press, MaCabe Brown/Courier & Press, Mike Lawrence/Evansville Courier & Press
The first place image was extremely graphic and caught our attention right away. The second place winner was not the best technically shot image, but conveyed emotion and made us want to know more about the situation. The third-place series showed good coverage of a spot news event, but we thought the fourth image wasn't needed in the edit.