Michael CaterinaSouth Bend Tribune
Sam OwensEvansville Courier & Press
Kale WilkThe Times
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)
Close voting in this category. First place was an entirely different type of feature photo with beautiful light and a good moment. 2nd Pl., Photo radiates warmth. Judges wished it was a little wider to see the mothers hand.