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First place is a standout in this category. We immediately got the sense of despair and sadness. Second is very painterly with lots to look at. Also had interesting tones and colors. Third place was discussed quite a bit by the judges. The gravity of the moment and the unique situation helped us overcome what it lacked aesthetically. Honorable mention to "Ballistic Evidence in the Street" which was interesting to look at but lacked a moment.

Grand Island Independent photographers Matt Dixon and Barrett Stinson, and Hastings Tribune photographers Amy Roh and Laura Beahm.

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