First place: Dan D’Addona, The Holland Sentinel, Holland, Michigan

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Significant range, depth of emotion and variety of writing styles makes Dan’s work stand out in a set of magnificent entries in this category. He writes in a way that allows the reader to see things through the eyes of his subjects and sense what they are feeling. Exceptional work.

Second place: Ron Moshier, The Observer-Dispatch, Utica, New York

Third place: Kevin Brockway, The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Florida