Steve RussellToronto Star
Ed MurrayNJ Advance Media
Kelly MarshFor the Times Herald-Record
We loved how the photographer was thinking in the first-place image in using the entire scene to add to the image. The leading lines from the wall painting and nice light elevated this over the other frames. We may consider cropping in tighter on the sides though. Second place was an emotive and clean image — nice use of natural light for a tough story. Third place was another clean image with nice use of off camera lighting. Wish there was a way to make the frame more dramatic or add another element into the story about the athlete to elevate it above the other two.
Judges: Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio, Jessica Gallagher/The Baltimore Banner