Jim WeberThe Santa Fe New Mexican
Ronald W. ErdrichThe Abilene Reporter-News
Smiley N. PoolThe Dallas Morning News
1st place: Great faces and body language conveys the excitement of the players. 2nd place: The hands and especially the long fingernails of the fan leads the viewer into the face and her expression. A tighter crop would have give this more impact. 3rd place: Excitement of victory summed up in a single frame.
Judges: Robert Hanashiro/USA Today, Keith Birmingham/Southern California News Group