Courtney PedrozaThe Tennessean
Michael CaterinaSouth Bend Tribune
Jim WeberThe Daily Memphian
Another closely contested category. The tight cropping and natural light of Escaped Teens distinguishes this image above the rest. Funeral Photo was a great moment, capturing the emotion and dignity of a military funeral, but would have liked more captioning info and better toning. Parade was a very strong, well composed collection of images.
Judges: Stephen Lanava/Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Gannett, Christine Peterson/Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Gannett, Ashley Green/Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Gannett, Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News / Gannett, Paul Kapteyn/Worcester Telegram & Gazette (retired)