Ben MatthewsSoutheast Missourian
Ryan GarzaDetroit Free Press
Terry PiersonThe Press-Enterprise
The winners jumped to the forefront on first review of these images. Catch of the Day and Hoop Dreams were both terrific moments. Great expression on Catch of the Day and the fact the photographer was not just in the right spot but at the perfect angle to catch all their faces. Hoop Dreams stood out because it was unusual and fun. Would be even better with shallow depth of field. Corny grabs the eye quickly. And we wanted to read the caption. It did hurt that there was a spelling error in the first sentence of that caption.
Judges: Keith Graham/University of Montana, Jeremy Lurgio/University of Montana