Larry McCormackThe Tennessean
Mark ZaleskiThe Associated Press
Ryan RevockCherokee Scout
First place demonstrated complete coverage of a news event. It had a wide range of moments, details, and scenes, all nicely composed. Second place didn't have the depth of the first place entry, but it told a good story. Would have liked to see the photographer get closer to the subjects in order to get a better sense of emotion. The third place photo was an unexpected moment that provided a different take on the news event.
Judges: Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch