H-W PhotoMichael Kipley, Hweald-Whig (Quincy)
Michael ZamoraThe Des Moines Register
STEVE DAVISThe Register-Mail, www.galesburg.com
Great shot of baseball action with all three players involved, but the position of the ball in the glove really sealed the deal. The finish line photo with the falling runner was dramatic. Third is a great moment of a baseball player trying to make the play from the seat of his pants. Most sports shots are interesting to look at because of grimacing faces and dynamic action. The winners tend to capture the defining moment and / or a visceral emotional reaction.
Judges: Scott Terrell, Brandy Shreve, Chanel Retasket