Mike SimonsTulsa World
Ashley LandisThe Dallas Morning News
Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
The dancer story was the clear winner from the beginning in this category which we found didn't quite hit the mark for a lot of the other entries. Some stories had nice single images but dropped off dramatically in later frames. We only awarded top three, without an alternate because we felt it was a bit weak in entries. But the dancer was consistent throughout and stayed number one without a doubt. The oldest vet story was also good, but could have been trimmed down a few frames. It was saved by the last three images in the package.
Judges: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Sommerdorf/Freelance, Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle