Mark GutmanThe Batavia Daily News
Harry Scull Jr.The Buffalo News
Steve RussellToronto Star
Many images were entered in the wrong category and thus rejected. The swimming photo from Sports category should have been entered in Sports Feature. First: Excellent use of what can be a horrible lighting situation at a wrestling match. It doesn't get much better than the reaction of both athletes. Second: A coach invested in her team always makes for interesting images. Third: Wearing the snow shoes inside the arena is fun, however a tighter crop would have made for a more powerful presentation.
Judges: Caroline E. Couig/Independent Photo Editor, Bradley E. Clift/Independent Photographer, Aubrey Moore/New Line Cinema