Sophia GermerThe New Orleans Advocate
Michael CiagloHouston Chronicle
Marc LesterAnchorage Daily News
Judges: Keith Graham/University of Montana School of Journalism , Jeremy Lurgio/University of Montana School of Journalism , Louise Johns/University of Montana School of Journalism
This was entered as a series of five images from this homicide – but the first photo alone of this group would still be our first place choice for the spot news category. 2nd place: A sensitive photographer didn’t get too close but still caught the sadness of this shooting. Well-composed and effective use of depth of field. 3rd place: We liked the drone shot of this aftermath of the earthquake because it clearly shows the viewer the damage and gives us a great view of the scene.