Kevin RivoliThe Citizen
Robert KirkhamThe Buffalo News
Lori Van BurenAlbany Times Union
The winning image created a nice moment and composition by combining a lot of different elements together that told the story well. The second-place photo showed the photographer was aware of their surroundings even outside and juxtaposed the judge while ballots were being counted. The third-place winner captured a unique moment in the courtroom. Some of the entries would be well-served by a tighter edit or better crops.
Judges: Patrick Fallon/Freelance, Andrew Gombert/Los Angeles Times, Jeremiah Bogert/Los Angeles Times