Another year done. Tons of great photos and a fun competition to watch throughout the seasons.
Grand total winners for the year are:
- Jill Nance (The News & Advance) – 19 pts
- Parker Michels-Boyce (the News & Advance) – 11 pts
- Jonathan Gruenke (Daily Press), Peter Cihelka (The Free Lance-Star) and Mike Morones (Military Times) – 10 pts
Thanks to our judges from the Sunshine State, at the Naples Daily News: Scott McIntyre, Dania Maxwell, Corey Perrine and Carolina Hidalgo.
- Griffin Moores/The Free Lance-Star – a very intimate moment to go along with the story of his unfortunate incident. It has passion and emotion and hits you right when you see it.
- Jonathan Gruenke/Daily Press - Photo brings you into the soldier’s life and makes you want to know what his circumstances are. Very nicely composed.
- P. Kevin Morley/Richmond Times-Dispatch – A great way of seeing within such a boring thing like voting.
- Jonathan Gruenke/Daily Press – We liked the first place photo because of all of the emotion compacted into the single frame while keeping it aesthetically pleasing.
- Ryan Kelly/Daily Progress - We loved the emotion coming from the celebration with the small details like the water coming off of the hand, the ball, and the opposing player in the background.
- Jonathan Gruenke/Daily Press – We got the feeling of defeat in the picture. He almost looks childlike with his defenses completely down.
- Stephanie Klein-Davis/Roanoke Times – The first place photo does a great job showing how silly politics can be. The signage along with the fellow politician make it a whole photo that’s enjoyable to look at.
- Jonathan Gruenke/Daily Press - Second place photo we enjoyed the scale of the photo and the two people’s body language takes in the huge ship. Fun photo.
- Stephanie Klein-Davis/Roanoke Times – We were pulled in to want to know Mabel’s story. The light, her expression, and body language makes it a compelling and storytelling image.
- Jay Diem/Eastern Shore News - The weirdness of the image along with the composition make it a solid photo.
- Jill Nance/The News & Advance – We enjoyed being up close with the harmonica man and his concentration is telling and commend the photographer for getting up close and personal.
- Jill Nance/The News & Advance – The story was the clear winner with great seeing, good subjects, and it’s obvious that the photographer put a lot of time and effort into getting personal with the family.
- Rebecca Barnett/Roanoke Times - We thought it was a nice story while keeping a tight edit and solid moments.
- Mike Morones/Military Times – The relief story had some nice photos but the edit was sort of all over the place. It’s not really cohesive. Again, some solid photos.
The judges felt that they should exercise the weak category rule here, no awards.