Matt GadeDaily Republic
Darin OswaldIdaho Statesman
These essays offer a diverse and broad view of a course of events. Every entry had at least one outstanding photograph. However, the winning entries offered the greatest depth of quality. The judges would like to offer a word of caution about the first place winner: The breadth of the entry offered multiple takes on the same event, but the abundance of work shows an overall lack of focus to the highest quality work. Editing this essay to 8-10 images instead of 23 would have elevated this work.
Judges: Dr. Gabriel B. Tait/Arkansas State University, Dr. Matt Haught/University of Memphis, Josh Moore/Arkansas State University