Josh GalemoreArizona Daily Star
Kelly PresnellArizona Daily Star
Mindy SchauerOrange County Register
The first place basketball image has typical peak action, but a painterly quality of light and faces of striving from each player in the frame. The second place football image, while not remarkable for light or color or composition, is amazing for capturing a game saving play at the very peak moment. We can see the end zone, both players are airborne, and you just want to help that kid make the extra inches. The BMX photo gave us that immediate gut punch of pain and the strong diagonals of bike and rider at odds with each other.
Judges: Julia Robinson/Independent, Vivian Abagiu/University of Texas, Catalin Abagiu/Austin Community College