Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Mike SimonsTulsa World
Meegan M. ReidKitsap Sun
Okay, this is another instance of sometimes too much of a good thing is a bad thing. The winner is lovely. It's clean and chaotic and just a really outstanding image. The second place had some great images, but #4 was the clear winner. Had it just been that image solo, the race to first place would've been a much longer discussion. Stop watering down your images (pun intended), but yes you have a bunch that are okay, but you had one that was great, editing is important. For third we think this image is just alright but the kids look on his face got him the third place mark.
Judges: Sammy Jo Hester/LA Times, Lauren Justice/Independent Photographer