Sean D. ElliotThe Day
Sam GreeneCincinnati Enquirer
Kent NishimuraLos Angeles Times
First place - we loved this picture ane seen this scene hundreds of times, but each face and each person added one more good thing to make a wonderful moment for this sports team. Second place - the moment with the hat in mid-air and the hands reaching in was well captured. The faces were not as good as in the first place image. Third place - simple images can have great impact. This is one of those pictures.
Judges: Sue Morrow/NPPA Magazine, Michael Rondou/Retired San Jose Mercury News, John Agnone/Retired National Geographic