Midwest – January 2020 – Sports Feature

Judges Comments

Sweet 16 -It’s a tender, playful and somewhat surprising look where the subject isn’t the loudest voice in the locker room. We like the weary expression of the player; the fingers lingering over his head give us the unexpected tension; and the sharply written caption further elevates this well-composed frame. Cheer- The colors, the expression, the confetti, and the lensing choice add to the immediacy. Outdoor Win - We appreciate the photographer pulled back with a wide shot that shows a good sense of place. We think the photo can be slightly cropped from the top.

Judges: Francis Gardler/Lincoln Journal Star, Justin Wan/Lincoln Journal Star