FIRST PLACE: Jeffrey Smith, Port Huron Times-Herald, “Miss Michigan”
Caption: A contestant walks across the stage in the spotlight during the nightgown portion of the Miss Michigan USA beauty pageant Friday, September 25, 2015 at McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron.
SECOND PLACE: Emily Rose Bennett, The Grand Rapids Press, “Hey, look at all the people down there”
Caption: An aerial view of the crowded Lake Michigan shoreline in Grand Haven on Sunday, August 16, 2015.
THIRD PLACE: Katy Kildee, Central Michigan University, “Meet me in the pines”
Caption: A dance major is seen through the swaying leaves as she rehearses on July 9, 2015 at Interlochen Arts Camp, an immersive 6-week music and arts camp that draws thousands of kids from all over the U.S. and the world in Interlochen, Michigan.
HONORABLE MENTION: Emily Rose Bennett, The Grand Rapids Press, “Muskegon sunset”
Caption: Silhouettes climb over the frozen shoreline of Lake Michigan as the sun sets over Muskegon, Mich., on Monday, March 9, 2015.
HONORABLE MENTION: Zoey Holmstrom, The University of Michigan, “Camp and Rogers”