First place: Clive McFarlane, Telegram & Gazette Read online: Staying in harmony with a loved one lost Second place: Mark Patinkin, Providence Journal Third place: Michael Smith, Herald-Journal

First place: Jack Spillane, Standard-Times Read online: Rafael’s fall puts New Bedford fishing on brink Second place: Michael Fitzgerald, The Record Third place: Wendy Victora, Northwest Florida Daily News

First place: Kent Bush, The Shawnee News-Star Read online: Caught off guard by a not so simple answer Second place: Keith Magill, Daily Comet Third place: Michael Gorman, Daily Comet

First place: Peter Chianca, Malden Observer Read online: My 6 seconds with Bruce Springsteen in Cambridge Second place: Frank Mulligan, Wareham Courier Third place: Thomas Boni, Crestview News Bulletin