Michael DeMockerThe Times-Picayune
Melissa PhillipHouston Chronicle
Smiley N. PoolThe Dallas Morning News
There were so many great sports moments submitted in this category. We leaned towards images that we hadn't seen before. All the judges agreed that the hair tackle was pretty sweet. The basketball player is a great moment. (Laughter probably could've been heard throughout the whole newsroom.) Stand your ground was also good. We chose to award an honorable mention in this category. So many great images, definitely the strongest category this time around! Keep up the good work ya'll!
Judges: Briana Scroggins/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Hager/Standard-Examiner, Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner