Peter PereiraThe Standard-Times
Robin ChanCohasset Mariner
Gabrielle ManninoThe Martha's Vineyard Times
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: The combination of composition, color, light facial expression combine for a compelling photograph. 2nd place: We like the graphic juxtaposition of the shirt and painting. The photographer used composition and graphics to produce a nice image of what could have been a mundane situation. 3rd place This is sweet, behind-the-scenes moment with nice use of repetition and leading lines to bring the reader to the expressful eyes.