Francis GardlerLincoln Journal Star
Michael M. SantiagoPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lauren PetraccaThe Post and Courier
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
Several beautifully lit and well-composed images that any photographer would love to have in his/her portfolio. 1st place: Well lit. Everything in the right place in this portrait. No flaws. 2nd place: This portrait told the story of this business. Again, a well executed, strongly composed image that employed natural light to its advantage. 3rd place: Simple composition, strong lighting and a caption that explained the story. Captivating.