Region 1 – December 2015 – Sports

Judges Comments

The first-place photo is a standard moment at major games, but is captured intimately with strong reactions. The second place photo is a great interaction between the player and the fans. The photographer followed through beyond the game moment. The third place photo makes you jump at first viewing. It captures a quick wrestling move and stood out among a host of other sports frames. It would have placed higher, but the caption lacked vital information on the players and outcome. It was not alone with caption issues, many entries were missing information like the date, player names and outcome. Our alternate pick is a clean graphic frame from a high school basketball game, but is lacking in its captioning as well.

Judges: Andrew Stanfill/The New York Times, Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun, Sherman Zent/The New York Times