Ben McCannaPortland Press Herald
Bernard BraultLa Presse
Tyler SizemoreHearst Connecticut Media
Judges: Teak Phillips/St. Louis Review, Lisa Johnston/St. Louis Review, Sid Hastings/Independent Photojournalist, Jerry Naunheim Jr./Independent Photojournalist, Michael Thomas/Independent Photojournalist
1st place: This is a creative approach to a portrait of a family striving for energy consumption minimalism. The single light is dramatic. 2nd place: Good use of light and color. 3rd place Interesting composition and good light. Overall the judges were disappointed with this category. Portraits should reveal personality, and few of these did. There were no illustrations.