1st: Claudia Fernandes Hernandez, Distraction Magazine, “Organized Kaos”
The judges liked how although this was a fashion shoot it also told the story and gave a shout out to the photographer for finding the location and the models and for knowing exactly what he or she wanted to do with the poses and the lighting.
They thought that the extra details on the photos were unnecessary, and it felt like at times the designer got too carried away and diluted the impact of the photos by bleeding them, but overall though that the presentation was great.
2nd: Sevy Perez, F News, “Bank Shots”
The called the photography artsy. They said that they liked the person who decided to actually go and photograph the location because this story could have just been a calendar item or a brief.
Honorary Mention: Allison Mann, The Columbia Missourian, “Tailgatin’ Time”
The judges said that this was a very traditional page and reporting. They said that they liked the lack of redundancy but weren’t sure that the designer knew what their most powerful photo was.