Mark MulvilleBuffalo News
Robert KirkhamThe Buffalo News
Kelly MarshFor the Times Herald-Record
The winning story benefited from strong moments combined with graphic compositions but could have used a tighter edit. The second-place story was beautifully shot and composed, but not sure why it was presented as Black and white. The third-place entry captured the drama of the production in a meaningful way. Bravo to all three stories. As a whole, other story entries with tighter edits benefited over entries that started to fall apart with too many repetitive images.
Judges: Patrick Fallon/Freelance, Andrew Gombert/Los Angeles Times, Jeremiah Bogert/Los Angeles Times