Jon ShapleyHouston Chronicle
Scott ThrelkeldThe Times Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate
First place had such a strong collection of images. Although, normally we would like to see this in the photo essay category, each image was carefully selected and added to the larger package. Second place was emotional, along with the drone shadow adding a touch of symbolism in the frame. Third was colorful and brought us in. Maybe a tighter crop would help though.
Judges: Andrew Whitaker/The Post and Courier, Lauren Petracca/The Post and Courier, Micah Green/The Post and Courier