Eric EngmanFairbanks Daily News-Miner
Isaac HaleDaily Herald
Rebecca NobleJackson Hole News&Guide
Judges: Kent Porter/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Beth Schlanker/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Christopher Chung/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, John Burgess/Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Another huge category with good daily action images. First place went to a quiet simple moment of a Nordic skier, sharp and strong with content. Second place went to an unusual basketball photo with no ball in it. Originally overlooked, judges liked the body comedy involved. Third place was a nicely lit wrestling photo that beat out other grappling images that were good, but not altogether different from one another.