Katie WoodDenver PostJudges Comments
Wow. Such great storytelling and narrative. By the end of the piece you really care about the coach, the team, understand her motivations, and the punch in the gut at the end.
Brendan SullivanOmaha World-HeraldJudges Comments
This grabs the viewer emotionally. Grabs you by the heart. A story about a place, a person, a loss, and transitions.
Kristen ZeisThe Virginian-Pilot;Judges Comments
Damn. A heck of a timely, authoritative and important story. Lots of work, access, well shot and edited. Great work!
While not as many strong entries as the “Individual short” category, let’s say that THIS category was absolutely agonizing to pare down to just three winners. Making the cut to the final round were also Kelly Whalen (KQED) from Oakland, with her work titled “Street Artist Reflects Native American Dignity at Monumental Scale.” Also, making it to the final round was Jenny from Lewisburg (The Register-Herald), her work titled “Contaminated.”
Judges: Dr. Martin Smith-Rodden/Ball State University; David Grewe/California University, Northridge