Morgan TimmsThe Taos News
Elizabeth ConleyHouston Chronicle
Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
The first place story showed extended dedication while tackling a tough subject, while also being supported by strong captions. The second place story also showed extended dedication and had a clear narrative trajectory and a good variety of images. The third place story did a good job of illustrating the potential local consequences of a situation that is out of their control.
Judges: Kassi Jackson/Southeast Missourian, Jacob Wiegand/Southeast Missourian, Tyler Graef/Southeast Missourian