Sean Stipp – Staff / Tribune – Review
Barry Reeger – Chief Photographer Tribune – Review
Stephanie Chambers – Staff / Tribune – Review

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.