Ronald W. ErdrichAbilene Reporter-News
Gary CoronadoHouston Chronicle
First place was a fun daily package. Looks like it was all shot on one night. Needs to be explored for deeper stories. Second place needed focus. There are some very strong images in the package but they don't all tell one story. Building mugs also need to have a tie to the people in the story. They can work fine in print but in a contest just cause visual confusion. This story deserves to be explored for a longer period of time. The issues touched upon are very much a part of the national conversation at this point and this has the potential to be a stronger story that localizes bigger picture challenges.
Judges: Carrie Pratt/Western Kentucky University, Jim Bye/Western Kentucky University