Kriston Jae BethelFor WHYY
Joe LambertiCourier Post
Michael M. SantiagoPittsburgh Post-Gazette
The winners combined color, strong lines, and a clear focus on the subject to tell a story greater than the image. First place: composition, lighting and strength of the photo. Second place: nice framing with a quiet moment. Third place: Because of the strong facial expressions, the caption provided context to the issue and subjects and the reflection at the bottom was a nice touch.
Judges: Regina McCombs/University of Minnesota, HSJMC University of Minnesota Photojournalism class