Steve HeaslipCape Cod Times
Gabrielle ManninoEdible Vineyard
1st place: This story was a chronological record of a last day of school. It was reasonably shot to capture the spirit of the school. It should have been edited a little tighter. 2nd: The judges appreciate the technical execution. The start-to-finish sequence was a little too literal. This category wasn't particularly strong. The judges hope this is an anomaly and not a reflection of the de-emphasization of photo stories.
Judges: Teak Phillips/St. Louis Review, Lisa Johnston/St. Louis Review, Sid Hastings/Independent Photojournalist, Jerry Naunheim Jr./Independent Photojournalist, Michael Thomas/Independent Photojournalist