Alex SlitzLexington Herald-Leader
Doug McSchoolerThe Indianapolis Star
The top three rose above the rows and rows of football photos. Of them, there were about a dozen really good hard hitting and tightly cropped pics. But, they didn’t rise above the more unique and storytelling photos in the top three. The soccer goal had several layers to it. The great light, cheering fans and of course the peak moment of the goal. Even the striped netting added to the drama. Second, the volleyball shot really stood out with its body language and clean composition. We actually like it being cropped a bit looser to include the leading lines. Third is almost a throwback to another era. The leap, the angle, the scoreboard. Like the last frame of a sports hero movie.
Judges: Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News, Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press