Amanda CowanThe Columbian
Alan BernerThe Seattle Times
Anne RaupAlaska Dispatch News
Judges: Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News, Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News, Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News
Hidden Homeless stood out because the photo told the story. The photographer did a good job of investing the time and access to follow the subjects. Sled Dogs was a nice variety of images. Mariah Wendi had several strong images but could have placed higher if we had been able to pinpoint exactly what the focus of the story was. The cutlines did not make it clear why the subjects were being featured.