NY/International – July 2019 – Sports Feature

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Judges Comments

Some images could have used a tighter crop to draw us closer. Also be careful of the line between sports action and feature. First place has great texture from the mud and contrasting his soft expression. This image lets you almost feel the dirt caked to his face. Feature photos should be timeless and this fits the bill. Second place holds good emotion and interaction before an ejection. Third place shows a great reaction, but could be cropped much tighter. We loved the bright colors and expression in the photo of the USWNT, but ultimately found it more fitting in General News, as it's a planned event.

Judges: Kriston Jae Bethel/Independent, Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sarah Fry/Temple University