First place: Patti Blake, Panama City News Herald

View Patti’s Milky Way photo gallery and Zoo World photo gallery. These images were also posted to The News Herald’s Instagram account.

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Like the alternate story forms and the time-lapse shots. Excellent viewer engagement. Applause for having unique (not all the same) captions in the zoo gallery.

Second place: Gaston Gazette Sports, The Gaston Gazette

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Very sleek and inventive. A lot of papers have a Pick ‘Em, but this was interactive, easy and fun.

Third place: Robert Miller, The Norwich Bulletin

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Good use of tools to bring viewers into the action.