Brian MunozThe Southern Illinoisian
Francis GardlerLincoln Journal Star
Brian O'MahoneyFor the Chicago Tribune Media Group
Sports feature was a great category to judge. Not only a ton of entries but many deserving entries. Very good coverage of volleyball, your coverage is much better than in our area. There was quite a debate about first place and we gave it to a football picture not just because it was a great moment but that it was away from the action and something most viewers don't get to see. It has layers and gives someone many things to see. Second had a great face and compositon/framing. Third. Count'em, five faces with joy and framed just right. A very impressive category.
Judges: Ed Murray/NJ Advance Media, Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media, Lori M. Nichols/NJ Advance Media, Tim Hawk/NJ Advance Media, Aristide Economopolous/NJ Advance Media