Alan BernerThe Seattle Times
Marc LesterAlaska Dispatch News
Andy CripeCorvallis Gazette-Times
1. The vigil shot was the most newsworthy of the photos we saw in our selection. The soft light on the main subject and others contributed to the mood of the event. 2. We could identify a sense of personality with this clean portrait. The image also accurately depicts the story. 3. Several things were working with this frame. It has good balance, different perspective and a unique moment. It wasn't as technically sound as the first two. The highlights are also slightly blown out.
Judges: Eli Hiller, Leah Klafczynski, Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch