Nathan HowardThe Columbian
Brett CoomerHouston Chronicle
Joshua BessexThe Tacoma News Tribune
Some nice work here as well. I do think it's worth pointing out, however, that much of this category didn't stand out as much as some of the others. That said, the first story had beautiful aesthetic to it, and a wonderfully surprising #4 picture. Amazing! Love seeing humor in photography and the second place has this. The third place also had a strong aesthetic to it, as well, much like the first place.
Judges: Ross Taylor/University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder Advanced Photojournalism Class, Rachel Woolf/Freelance