Jake CrandallMontgomery Advertiser
Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
This was such a fun category. I was grateful every winner had a bit of a different emotion. First was the sleeping kid. Both of us laughed out loud when we saw this photo because it struck a chord that both of us understood and as a sport photo ed, its a photo i dont see very often so I was happy about that. The second had such good raw emotion that was well captured. I really was drawn to the way the colors are separated in the back of the frame with the girls in the middle, really nice use of separating. Third was just so quirky. We have literally never seen this image before, so bravo to the photographer.
Judges: Sammy Jo Hester/LA Times, Lauren Justice/Independent Photographer