Daytona LeeFor the Holland Sentinel
Henry TaylorThe Leaf-Chronicle
Andrew NellesThe Tennessean
This category had more entries than Sports Action. It had two strong entries to fill the top spots. Third place was less clear – the other entries required more debate to make a choice. 1st place: Tug of War. This series grabs you from the first picture. It introduced a less known sport and told the story of that sport well. 2nd place: Helicopter This one had a great mood and feel to it. The sharp jaw of the player looking up to the helicopter elevated the picture. 3rd place: Smoke. A dramatic team photo with nice positioning of the individual players and a strong sense of atmosphere.
Judges: Jay Capers/Freelance, Khadejeh Nikouyeh/News & Record, Jen Hughey/Freelance