FIRST PLACE FEATURE SINGLE: Russ Thomas pushes his friend Solveig Birkeland down the beach, chasing seagulls, on on Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs, Florida. Birkeland celebrated her 102nd birthday with her daughter and friends on the beach. Photo by Katie Klann, Naples Daily News
FIRST PLACE GENERAL NEWS: Richard Ros, of San Diego, father of Franklin Pon-Ros, comforts his mother Rin Phy while she weeps for her grandson Franklin Pon-Ros, 3-years-old, at a vigil in Compton, California. Franklin was shot dead while he sat in the back of his mother's car after being caught in the crossfire of a gang shoot-out. Photo by Gary Corondao, Los Angeles Times
FIRST PLACE PORTRAIT/ILLUSTRATION: Artist Jeff Zilm poses with his Untitled acrylic piece, a UV inkjet print on canvas which is part of a new indie art exhibition at the And Now contemporary art gallery in the Design District of Dallas. Photo by Tom Fox, The Dallas Morning News
FIRST PLACE PHOTO STORY/ESSAY: Michigan State students Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah, an Ada senior, and Katherine Rifiotis, a Brazil junior, embrace as the two listen to survivor Lindsey Lemke as hundreds of MSU students rally in support of sexual assault survivors at "the rock" near the center of MSU's campus in East Lansing. Photo by Jake May, The Flint Journal, MLive.com
FIRST PLACE SPORTS ACTION: Kentucky Wildcats forward PJ Washington shoots past LSU Tigers guard Brandon Sampson (during their game at Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo by Alex Slitz, Lexington Herald-Leader
FIRST PLACE SPORTS FEATURE: Cheerleaders watch as Jace Dart of Mountain Crest High School wrestles Brody Low of Green Canyon High School in North Logan, Utah. Photo by Eli Lucero, The Herald Journal.
FIRST PLACE SPOT NEWS: Eddie Lee "Pops" Miles is led away from the scene of an apartment fire he is accused of starting as part of a domestic disturbance in Batavia, New York. Miles allegedly threatened to shoot officers and surrendered to police shortly after the fire started. PHOTO BY Howard Owens,The Batavian