Danny MillerThe Flint Journal
Mykal McEldowneyThe Indianapolis Star
Barbara J. PerenicThe Columbus Dispatch
Wow, it seems that the sports categories in these contests are always the strongest categories. Thank goodness that @NPPA_MNCC (follow them on twitter) is creating a sports feature category. It will make judging sports a lot easier. First is a nice frame that you wouldn't expect from going to cover a basketball practice. Second was great action covering the best NBA team in the East. There was a lot of great action but the helmet photo prevailed!
Judges: Steve Russell/Toronto Star, Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star, Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star