Student photos reflect a portrait of Washington
After the convention in Washington, D.C., 44 judges set to work looking over the 32 entries from 19 students in the on-site Shoot-out.
One judge wrote, “(The top images) were head and shoulders above the other entries. Absolutely stunning images.”
Indeed, perhaps for the first time in nearly 20 years, the top entry scored three times higher than any other entry. It was ranked by 77% of the judges and ranked first by 47% of them.
Wrote another judge: “(The top entry) tells a story and surroundings all relate to who the person is.”
The assignment included writing captions with the names of all identifiable people. Judges repeatedly said the quality (or absence) of captions reflected in their rankings.