Josh GalemoreArizona Daily Star
Xavier MascareñasThe Sacramento Bee
L.E. BaskowLas Vegas Review-Journal
First place really stood out by capturing an emotional, vulnerable moment in a single frame. Second place use good composition to draw us in, Courtroom photos aren't always interesting, but this looked for the right moment to tell the story. Third held three focus points that play off of one another, pulling you through the photo, while capturing the action. However, we may want to feel closer, if possible.
Judges: Kriston Jae Bethel/Freelance, Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sarah Landwehr/Temple University