Justin SellersThe Vicksburg Post
Bob SelfThe Florida Times-Union
Ken RuinardAnderson Independent Mail
First - You can feel the weight of the woman's grief. The expression on the guy on the right really makes this photo. Second - A really nice moment that the photographer caught by getting down on the subjects' level. We've seen this sort of photo before, but the age difference and the backstory make it compelling. Third - Good effort at finding a different angle and then capturing a moment. Alternate - Wonderful piece of seeing. There's a lot of business in the background, which keeps this one down a bit.
Judges: Stretch Ledford/University of Illinois, Multimedia Reporting Students/University of Illinois