First place: Jack Haley, Daily Messenger

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This small portfolio packs an amazing punch. The photos are perfectly composed and a visual treat and show great versatility.

Second place: Ken McGagh, The MetroWest Daily News

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Some exceptional documentary photojournalism that features a great contrast of images, views and storytelling techniques. This is a wonderful photo story and gives your readers a view and flavor they often may not see. A joy to view.

Third place: Michael Johnson, Daily Messenger

Exceptional sports photography.