Visitors at Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach, Va., enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures brought to the Hampton Roads area on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
Andrea Indriago holds her miniature Schnauzer, “Tango,” after a little terrotorial dogfight broke out upon Tango’s second visit to Barker Field Dog Park near the Carillon in Byrd Park, Feb. 17, 2016. Indriago pulled her dog out from the scuffle as other dog owners assieted in coaxing the other dogs away. No injuries.
A great blue heron rests atop a tree as the sun sets over the James River Monday evening March 21, 2016.
LYNCHBURG, VA – E.C. Glass senior TJ Jones (left) and teammate Ricardo Crews (right) console Liberty Christian’s Jay Barber after Thursday night’s postseason elimination basketball game.
Christopher Newport’s Marcus Carter is run into by St. Mary’s Pat Ryan during the second half of their tournament game.
Feb 13, 2016; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (10) signs autographs through her garage window during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Spotswood sophomore guard Meredith Vetter jumps into the arms of her twin sister, sophomore forward Brooke Vetter as the team celebrates after winning their VHSL 3A state championship game against Magna Vista in Richmond, Va., Saturday, March 12, 2016.
Menchville High School Daily Press All Star swimmer Alex Moore poses for a photograph at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Chris Davis, dressed as a Star Wars Sith Master, poses in the hallways of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg during Saturday’s 16th annual MarsCon. The event features panels, workshops, games, demonstrations and art.
Charlotte McCutcheon sips a tea blend during a Downton Abbey exhibit event for members of the Virginia Historical Society, Jan. 11, 2016. Members enjoyed a wine-and-tea reception and were able to view the Downton Abbey exhibit one last time before it leaves. McCutcheon, of Richmond, said that she bought the hat in New York City years ago.
Hampton firefighters and police extract a person from a vehicle after it overturned near the intersection of Pembroke and LaSalle Avenue Saturday afternoon on January 23, 2016.
Nick Mobley helps clean up a house owned by a family friend at 13720 Richmond Highway on Wednesday February 24, 2016 after a category EF3 tornado hit Appomattox County, Va.
Mother of Kawanza J. Beaty, Melissa Dargen, reacts after hearing the officer who shot and killed her son in July 2015 will not be indicated outside of the justice building in downtown Newport News. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.
Tonya Davison, 36, of Blackstone, Va., tries on her new reading glasses at Dr. David Armstrong’s office in Roanoke on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. “I’ve never been able to see my own face in the mirror,” Davison said, who has low vision. Davison heard about Dr. Armstrong through a recommendation from another optometrist, Dr. Kingsley of Farmville. Davison wanted help with reading, depth perception and far sightedness.
Dr. David Armstrong of Roanoke shows off Tonya Davison’s new telescopic glasses on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.
Tonya Davison, 36, sets out on her own with her new telescopic glasses to retrieve the mail at her mother’s apartment in Keysville, Va. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. “It has opened up a whole new world,” Davison said. Prior to receiving her new glasses, Davison’s mother, Brenda Williams, usually escorted her whenever she walked anywhere so she didn’t bump into anything or trip over uneven pavement. Now she can walk on her own comfortably.
Tonya Davison, 36, eats some yogurt at he mom’s apartment in Keysville on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Since receiving her glasses, Davison can now do more activities independently and not stumble over her mom’s nine-year-old cat, Rachel. “I didn’t even know where Rachel the cat was laying on the floor. I would accidentally step on her. Now that I can see her, I haven’t stepped on her!” Davison said. “Now I can do things like regular people,” she said.
Tonya Davison, 36, has two sets of glasses – one for reading and one for distance. Here Tonya tests her new reading glasses by reading a book from her favorite author, Stephen King, comfortably at Dr. David Armstrong’s office in Roanoke.
An alpaca waits in a trailer as Jay Mariacher shears one of two sheep before starting in on the alpacas at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Bristol, By The Bay Alpacas’ six time champion, grazes by himself on Thursday morning, March 31, 2016 as he waits for his turn to be sheared. It was shearing day at the farm.
Andrew Leach waits at the barn gate to grab the next alpaca for shearing at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Chris Destremps pins down an alpaca at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. in preparation for its shearing on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The alpaca’s legs are tied down to limit its movement during the shearing process.
Fibers fly as Jay Mariacher shears the face of an alpaca at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Tara King scoops the remaining fibers from her freshly shorn alpaca at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The alpaca’s legs are tied during the shearing process to limit their movement while they are clipped.
Andrew Leach leads a reluctant alpaca to the barn for shearing as two freshly shorn alpacas watch at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Jay Mariacher shears the face of Bristol the alpaca at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
An alpaca looks back at the barn after being shorn at By The Bay Alpacas in Pungoteague, Va. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Eric Oberg, of Verona, Va., puts a corsage on his 2-year-old daughter, Alyssa, as they arrive to the annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Activities Center Saturday night in Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 6, 2016. It was the fourth year for the dance.
Andrew Witmer, of Harrisonburg, holds his daughter, Katherine, 6, as they get a photo taken.
Fathers dance with their daughters during the dance.
Anna Bothel, 4, loves to have her father, Andy Bothel of Rockingham County, toss her in the air as they dance.
Irene Arimoto, 23-months-old, looks for her father, Jamison Arimoto of Harrisonburg, while sipping on a drink after taking a break from the dance floor with her father and older sister, Hillary, 6.
Mike Love, of Harrisonburg, stands with his daughter, Aubrey, 4, as they get their photo taken by Danny McDonald, a 20-year-old Harrisonburg Parks and Rec worker and JMU student of Richmond.
Eric Comer, of Rockingham County, gets teary-eyed as he slow dances with his daughters, Stella (left), 4, and Maggie, 6, during the last songs played for the evening.
Fathers leave with their daughters in tow at the end of the dance.
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FIRST: Kristen Zeis, The Virginian-Pilot
SECOND: Kevin Morely, Richmond Times-Dispatch
THIRD: Jonathan Gruenke, The Daily Press
1st place is an outstanding composition, all the elements came together very well. 2nd place is a great moment that made us all laugh and 3rd place is a beautiful image with great composition and color.
FIRST: Jay Westcott, The News & Advance
SECOND: Rob Ostermaier, The Daily Press
THIRD: Peter Casey, USA Today
HM: Daniel Lin, Daily News-Record
Easily the most competitive category with many great entires. 1st place is a quiet post-game moment with great body language. Second is awesome peak action but we felt like this frame could benefit from a tighter crop.
FIRST: Aileen Devlin, The Daily Press
SECOND: Jonathan Gruenke, The Daily Press
THIRD: Kevin Morley, Richmond Times-Dispatch
1st place is very dynamic with great composition and light with and active subject. 2nd place utilizes the harsh light in a creative manner.
FIRST: Jonathan Gruenke, The Daily Press
SECOND: Jill Nance, The News & Advance
THIRD: Aileen Devlin, The Daily Press
1st place is rock solid spot news coverage while 2nd place does a great job using great light and composition from a big news event. We struggled to pick a third place but choose it based on the the competent photography and news value.
FIRST: Erica Yoon, The Roanoke Times
SECOND: James Diem, Eastern Shore News
THIRD: Nikki Fox, Daily News-Record
1st place was the clear choice and is very well done. “Tonya Davison, low vision” develops a great narrative with each successive image and is tightly edited. We love the frame of Ms. Davison reading Stephen King. 2nd place “Alpacas” has meny quirky moments that convey the subject vey well. 3rd place is a nice package from a common community event.