Bryon HoulgraveThe Des Moines Register
Savannah BalkeThe Gazette
Several of the pictures entered in this category were simply feature pictures and couldn't be considered "news" in even a broad sense of the term. First place had intense, almost bizarre, emotion. Second place was a sweet moment, though perhaps could've been improved if the photographer were closer.
Judges: Anne Raup/Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News, Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News