Andy AbeytaThe Gazette
Traci WestcottRochester Post Bulletin
Erin HooleyChicago Tribune
Many submissions had strong single images but their impact was diluted by submitting as a series. Tighter edit would have helped trans kid. 1) Bernie was simply three strong images that each communicated a sense of place and emotion. 2) Plunge- strong moment of a planned event. 3) Felt that the mask photo was remarkable because it was ahead of its time.
Judges: Branden Eastwood/Freelance, Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Joe Lamberti/USA Today Network NJ