Phu NguyenSouth Dakota State University
Andrew Holt FrazierNorthern Arizona University
Jacob WiegandSouthern Illinois University
Judges: Calvin Hom/Director of Photography/LA Times, Alan Hagman/Deputy Director of Photography/LA TImes, Rob St. John/Senior Photo Editor/Los Angeles Times
Judges felt that first place was easily the best as it captured the ecstasy and depression all in one photo. We liked the diving photo for second due to the framing and composition. We liked 3rd place because the photographer captured a sweet poignant moment. Finally, we selected the fourth image as HM because the photo was framed nicely.