Jake MayThe Flint Journal, MLive.com
Marc VasconcellosBrockton Enterprise
Keith BirminghamPasadena Star-News
The fire photo is bomb. So so good. Spot news is hard to make pretty and by grace they did it. It looks like a painting and its simple but elegant. Bravo! Second is the praying man which we wanted to award based on good seeing, and getting close. Third is the carried away which is also just a great timed shot. As a person who usually looks at thousands of sports photos daily, this is a hard photo to get and it just has so much going for it with the layers and the action of jumping. Lastly the dog photo, which is so lovely we wish we could award two thirds. This photo is proof you dont need a human in photo to feel sadness and destruction. Well done.
Judges: Sammy Jo Hester/La Times, Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian, Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald