Olivia VanniThe Herald
Marc LesterAnchorage Daily News
Chancey BushThe Colorado Springs Gazette
Judges: Scott Utterback/Courier Journal, Alton Strupp/Courier Journal, Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal, Matt Stone/Courier Journal
First, second and third were the strongest work for the month of July. First was unanimous. Debated back and forth on Second and Third. Both could have been edited down to be stronger but second edged out third because it had more of a story.