Region 9 – July 2015 – Spot News

Judges Comments

This was one of the weaker categories. The images could have and should have been cropped to increase their viewer impacts. Poor captions really hurt this collections of photographs. The two photographs that placed offered a sense of urgency, but lacked the greater details of the image in its larger context. What was exploding? What caused the crash? Who are the people in the photographs and why did the photojournalists photograph them?

Judges: Dr. Gabriel B. Tait/Arkansas State University, Dr. Matt Haught/University of Memphis, Josh Moore/Arkansas State University