Central – February 2020 – Portrait/Illustration

Judges Comments

1) Strong lighting and composition. We immediately wanted to know more about the subject. 2) We very much wanted to reward this type of creativity and out of the box thinking both in the subjects and execution. The use of polaroids conveyed a sense of nostalgia that was appropriate for the subject matter. 3) Consistent color palette and environment. Some technical issues here, namely the face is a little too hot and there is some overlap of the arches, but still a strong and engaging image.

Judges: Branden Eastwood/Freelance, Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Joe Lamberti/USA Today Network NJ