Tyler GraefSoutheast Missourian
Jessica GallagherMoline Dispatch
John HartWisconsin State Journal
First place fight gave very thorough coverage of a fighter. Good action, moments and away from the action coverage. Well done. Captions very helpful. Second had feelings of joy and happiness but it looked liked the photographer had very limited time but made the most of it. Third was a really nice look at a clock shop. Sometimes judging stories the edit makes a big difference. Compared to some of the other entries the clock smith was a tighter edit. We got to see our subject and where he works from a variety of pictures and techniques. Sometimes less is more.
Judges: Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media, Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media, Lori M. Nichols/NJ Advance Media, Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media, Aristide Economopolous/NJ Advance Media