New England – December 2019 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

First place is eye-catching because of the colors and a clean composition. And the repetition of the colorful dolls. Good expression. The second place image is striking because of the light. And this portrait gives viewers a good sense of the character of this man. It feels nostalgic. Third place image was a little soft. But overall we thought it was successful because the tight cropping draws you right into the drama of the image. The beads of sweat and the color also add to the image.

Judges: Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald, Olivia Sun/The Des Moines Register