Laura SeitzDeseret News
Bethany BakerBillings Gazette
Eric EngmanFairbanks Daily News-Miner
The moment between the liver transplant recipient and his wife presents the emotion and the relationship between the two over what could have been a speaker talking to a crowd. The details of notes on the casket along with layering the attendees of the funeral service at the high school makes this image powerful. The additional info provided in the caption really brought it all together. Props to the photographer for braving the sub-zero weather to make this lovely photo with early morning light, although including the pedestrian's name and a quote on why he was walking in these conditions could have strengthened this.
Judges: Austin Steele/The Gainesville Times, Jenn Finch/Freelance, Joshua Jones/Athens Banner-Herald, Kristin Bradshaw/UGA Athletics, Reann Huber/Freelance