Michael G. SeamansMorning Sentinel
Bernard BraultLa Presse
David SokolWicked Local
1st place: A fun, playful image from a routine moment in softball. The clean composition emphasizes the player's concentration. 2nd place: Ouch! Fast reader reaction to a painful moment, The smashed nose makes the photo. 3rd place: Nice moment of peak action after the play. Overall: This category was very moment driven, with many excellnet images.
Judges: Teak Phillips/St. Louis Review, Lisa Johnston/St. Louis Review, Sid Hastings/Independent Photojournalist, Jerry Naunheim Jr./Independent Photojournalist, Michael Thomas/Independent Photojournalist