There were painfully few real stories here, sadly. Times are hard, shrinking photo staffs are stressed and time is limited. Still, it's disheartening to see such a poor group of entries in this category. 1. Mud run ' One strong frame (#5), others are good. Decent variety, though photographer should have spent more time looking for good moments before and especially after the actual event. 2. Farm family ' The closest thing to a real story here. A few nice frames, but no real dominant image. Could use a tighter edit and more variety.