National – August 2019 – Photo Story/Essay

Judges Comments

Thrilled to see so many strong stories. First place. Wow! Amazing access. Many shocking photos that need to be seen by everyone. Also great access for Second place. I felt like I was right with her in D.C. Love the photo of her in the rain. Drive Ins was stellar. We strongly encourage photographers to speak with a photo editor or a trusted expert in the industry for advice before you submit images for contests and especially stories.An potential winner had two almost identical photos. Edit tight. Avoid redundancy. One story didn’t have any caption at all.

Judges: Kent Miller/Central Michigan University, Emily Mesner/National Park Service, Kaytie Boomer/