Tim TaiThe Philadelphia Inquirer
Scott SerioEclipse Sportswire
Heather KhalifaThe Philadelphia Inquirer
Great category with lots of strong entries. The winning essay shows a positive side to a situation that isn't typically shown in that light. It depicts how a community is reacting and still coming together even after the tragedy of the church burning. The Irish Champions set had the most variety of shots and composition provided the necessary details to sufficiently tell a story, although it would have benefited from a tighter edit.
Judges: Regina McCombs/University of Minnesota, HSJMC University of Minnesota Photojournalism class