Sarah HoffmanOmaha World-Herald
Scott G. WintertonDeseret News
The entry we gave the first place award to had what's needed to make a good photo story. There was access and coverage of key times to the story and creative ways to tell the story. Other entries seemed to have duplicate images but each photograph of the couple adopting a child helped to uniquely add something to the story. In second place, an ordination, included beautiful lighting and showed some informality in a very formal situation. And we gave third place to a dance performance dedicated to a teammate who had passed away. We liked that the photographer was able to blend in with the girls and be unnoticed.
Judges: Don Seabrook/The Wenatchee World, Mike Bonnicksen/The Wenatchee World, Michelle Naranjo/The Wenatchee World