Parker SeiboldThe Gazette
Marc LesterAnchorage Daily News
Judges: Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star, Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star, Rebecca Sasnett/Arizona Daily Star, Rick Wiley/Arizona Daily Star
First had some incredible access on a very dicey subject. Second had some evocative images from a family's vigil. Third had behind the scenes access to a US senator. All needed tighter edits, some really nice images were dragged down by unneeded or weak images.