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This contest was judged by:

photo of Amy McNultyAmy McNulty has been photo editing for the past 15 years, and has served as a photo editor at Men's Journal for the past four years. She is a graduate of American University, and has previously worked in the photo departments of ESPN The Magazine, Fox Sports online and The Washington Post online. McNulty resides in New York City.


photo of Justin AppenzellerJustin Appenzeller is the photo editor at Outdoor Life, a position he's held for the past ten years. He views each issue of the magazine as an adventure, and is constantly looking for the best new wildlife photography. During his time as photo editor, Outdoor Life has been honored with multiple awards and nominations. He has the great pleasure of working with the best adventure, wildlife, nature and editorial photographers in the business.


photo of Nick KelleyNick Kelley is an associate editor and photo editor for Outside magazine's website, OutsideOnline. Kelley grew up in Denver, Colorado, and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where—no matter the occasion—he'd rather be fly fishing.




photo of Jon-Paul HarrisonJon-Paul Harrison is the vice president of sales and business development at Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., where he unites the world's best outdoor image-makers with magazines and companies looking to enhance their visual brand identity. Harrison's first book, The Art of Adventure, was released in Fall 2014. He also serves on the board of directors for the Telluride Photo Festival in Colorado.

photo of Elizabeth Cheng KristElizabeth Cheng Krist is a senior photo editor for National Geographic. She has judged competitions for Aftermath, Critical Mass, FotoVisura, PDN and the RFK Journalism Awards. With colleagues on her story teams, Krist has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club and Communication Arts. She has taught workshops in Santa Fe and has reviewed portfolios for The New York Times, LOOK3, Review Santa Fe and Palm Springs Photo Festival. She is also on the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop.