John HartWisconsin State Journal
Jacob WiegandSoutheast Missourian
Jessica GallagherMoline Dispatch
All three judges were immediately drawn to the reflections of the runners. We were further impressed by the lack of eye contact or acknowledgement by the subjects of the photographer. The repeating diagonal lines of the calves also stood out. The clean background and sense of place also contributed to the image's second place finish. The strong use of color, expression, and a strong diagonal line helped this image. Perhaps it could have been sharper.
Judges: Branden Eastwood/Freelance, Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Joe Lamberti/USA Today Network NJ