Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Mindy SchauerOrange County Register
Cindy YamanakaThe Press-Enterprise
Powerful coverage of the fires in the west made for a great first-place winner in Photo Story/Essay, This was great coverage with numerous strong and unique images. Second place had similar variety and exuberant moments while third executed a bittersweet last hurrah with a deft touch.
Judges: Vasha Hunt/Independent, Laura Chramer/Independent