Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Tommy MettheArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Spot news was pretty lean. Lots of bad toning/exposure and boring photos. First place had context and interaction which made it the most coherent and interesting. Second place is a good moment, but we didn't understand the crop, and most importantly it has no context. Would like to see something to give a sense of place and situation... ie police tape, cop cars/lights, police etc. It's fantastic to be somewhere in time for emotion and moments, but you still have to work the scene.
Judges: Melissa Sue Gerrits/The Fayetteville Observer, Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer