John HartWisconsin State Journal
Tyler GraefSoutheast Missourian
Matthew ApgarNorthwest Herald
There were several strong entries in this category. The first image conveys a heart-warming moment that brings us directly into the frame. A fixed lens approach may be helpful to better elevate the moment. The second image has great lighting, moment, and composition with strong emotions. The third image has nice composition, intentional color, and strong emotion.
Judges: Shuran Huang/NPR, Emily Elconin/The News & Advance