West – January 2019 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

First place was a nicely told story of visually impaired education at Highland Grove Elementary in San Bernardino. A tighter edit was needed and a few more different shots could help this story sing higher. We hope this is the start of a larger edit. Second place is a nice daily telling of the Cinnamon Creek Memorial Walk and the repercussions of gun violence. Third place was a nice grouping of images, visually pleasing but lacked diversity in advancing to the next frame. Detail shots, new angles, and varying focal lengths could help this edit.

Judges: Corey Perrine/Freelance, Joe Lamberti/Courier Post