Justin MerrimanPittsburgh Tribune-Review
Julio CortezThe Associated Press
Pete MarovichBloomberg News
First place was a clear winner because of the photographer's vision and access and depth. It was edited well, with only a single photo (the ninth one) truly detracting from the package. Second place showcased the photographer's talents well in capturing peak action and reaction and "fringe" moments within the context of an international event. Third place was some solid event coverage, but seemed a bit distant – it would have been elevated with some increased amount of intimacy with the subjects. The police funeral coverage was deserving of an Honorable mention for a few solid shots, but needed a much tighter edit – half of the 16 frames included were unnecessary or redundant.
Judges: Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal