National – January 2019 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

The picture story category includes some diverse subjects. About all the stories we saw should have been edited tighter. Don’t repeat information. This makes the stories weak. Include complete caption information. Put a short paragraph at the beginning to summarize the story. Give us the who, what, when, where and why. The first-place winner includes photographs that are well composed, have beautiful light, interesting content, passive and active moments. The photographer got many aspects of the community. Second place could be edited much tighter. Taking out about three photographs would have made it much stronger. But the news value of the event and ability of the photographer to get all aspects of the funeral was amazing. Third place takes us to a girl’s wrestling meet and includes many of the aspects of the sport.

Judges: Marcy Nighswander/Ohio University, Stan Alost/Ohio University, Josh Birnbaum/Ohio University