The judges had a difficult time finding stories that distinguished themselves in this category. Most of the entries were from one-day events and most of the entries lacked a strong connection to the subject, intimate moments or compelling photography. First place was chosen because the range of angles and compositions were interesting and complemented the subject. Second and third were chosen because they each had at least one strong image and a variety of moments. For example, the images in the second-place story of the musician with flaming hair and the image of the train platform with costumed fans caught the judges' attention. The judges felt similarly about the image of the mannequin parts being pulled.
1. Mark Mirko, Staff Photographer/Photography Editor, Hartford Courant.
2. Mike Piskorski, Chief Photographer/Director of Integrated Photography, Fox CT/Hartford Courant
3. Cloe Poisson, Staff Photographer/Photography Editor, Hartford Courant.
4. John Woike, Staff Photographer/Photography Editor, Hartford Courant.