Alex SlitzLexington Herald-Leader
Ethan WestonJefferson City News Tribune
Not only did Mario, the weather guy, have a good back story, we liked how he was in the flow of traffic. The nice light helped beautifully with the composition. For second, the juxtaposition of the huge flag and small firefighter combined with the simple composition is striking. Third, We liked the dramatic and surreal scene of the homecoming bonfire. Would like to have seen the horns a bit clearer.
Judges: Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News, Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press