Tommy MettheArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jim WeberSanta Fe New Mexican
Brett CoomerHouston Chronicle
This was a strong category with 88 entries. 1st place winner was clean, emotional with great lines, and rose right away to the top. Nice use of lens (compression) Second place is a strong photo that left us with a sense that something sad may have happened. More caption info might have helped but it doesn't lessen impact of the photo, which had great emotion. Third place was an image we'd never seen before. Good choice of lens helped to make this a great storytelling moment.
Judges: John Walker/MetroWest Daily News, Ann Ringwood/MetroWest Daily News, David Sokol/Wicked Local, Ken McGagh/MetroWest Daily News, Art Illman/MetroWest Daily News, Robin Chan/Wicked Local