Andrew J. WhitakerThe Post and Courier
Grace Beahm AlfordThe Post and Courier
Xavier MascareñasTreasure Coast Newspapers
Always a tough category to judge. No shortage of entries here. First Place: A good job of finding a picture at a mundane event. Humorous with good composition and light. Second Place: Colorful and engaging. The people in this picture make this work. Third Place: A nice moment at a carnival. Well composed and executed. This category should be full of pictures that demonstrate a photographer’s vision, initiative, hustle and talent. This is where a photographer can break free from the boundaries of the assignment and feel free to explore their region and challenge themselves.
Judges: Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel, Jim Evans/Freelance