Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Jon ShapleyHouston Chronicle
Godofredo A. VásquezHouston Chronicle
Judges: Joshua Bessex/The Tacoma News Tribune, Drew Perine/The Tacoma News Tribune, Siandhara Bonnet/The Tacoma News Tribune
First place really stuck to us. Wonderful story and great images. There were a couple other great entries but also several entries that could have used a tighter edit or didn't belong in the photo essay category.