Allison Lee IsleyWinston-Salem Journal
John SpinkThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Spot news tends to be a small, hit-or-miss category. First place stood out because the photographer arrived the action was still happening and captured a photo with a lot of layers and information. Second place was a pretty photo with a live moment, but still fairly late to the scene.
Judges: Meg Vogel/Cincinnati Enquirer, Kareem Elgazzar/Cincinnati Enquirer, Madeleine Hordinksi/Cincinnati Enquirer, Amanda Rossman/Cincinnati Enquirer