Katie KlannColorado Springs Gazette
Corinne ChinThe Seattle Times
Judges: Tom Burton, Josh Birnbaum and Becky Sells/Ohio University
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First and second place was close as both videos were strong. The story of women ranchers was beautifully shot, cinematic in its editing and told an important story. Second was also cinematic and had a unique story. It took a little long to reveal the key plot point in the story, but it was effective when it happened. Third showed smart shooting and editing, creating an engaging story about the history behind archive documents. An honorable mention goes to a story on a paracyclist in training.