National – December 2018 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

This was a challenging category for us. There were some strong ideas that seemed like they could have been executed in a stronger way. In the end, we selected only two images. Both displayed an understanding of light and background context. We questioned the expression on the woman's face in the horse image as it seemed at odds slightly with the caption information.

Judges: Jenn Poggi/RIT, Dominique Hessert/The New Yorker, Michael Owens/Freelance