2008 POY Winners List

Best of Show is Kristyna Wentz-Graff of the Journal Sentinel for Ricky Nelson photo story

1st Place and POY: Kristyna Wentz-Graff 255 pts.
2nd Place Overall: Dan Powers 160 pts.
3rd Place overall: Darren Hauck 95 pts.

2008 Professional POY Judging results:

Portfolio
1st – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel
2nd – Dan Powers, Post-Crescent
3rd – Darren Hauck, Freelance

Sports Picture Story
1st – Evan Siegle, Press-Gazette – Wildcat football
2nd – Dan Powers, Post-Crescent – The Olympics
3rd – Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel – Favre

News Picture Story
1st – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel – Ricky Nelson
2nd – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel – child abuse
3rd – Darren Hauck, Freelance – Obama

Feature Picture Story
1st – Dan Powers, Post-Crescent – faith
2nd – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel – Loyal, Wis.
3rd – Michael P. King, Post-Crescent – Hailey
HM – Laura Schmitt, Marshfield News Herald – Ballet

Spot News
1st – Gary Porter, Journal Sentinel – heat exhaustion death
2nd – Todd Ponath, Lake Country Publications  – standoff ends with stabbing
3rd – Timothy P. Snopek, Freelance – motorcyclist killed in crash
HM – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel – freak January twister

Sports Feature
1st – Todd Ponath, Lake Country Publications – football end of game
2nd – Dan Powers, Post Crescent – Olympic water polo loss
3rd – Evan Siegle, Press-Gazette – Favre with arms raised
HM – Michael P. King, Post-Crescent – girls basketball win

Sports Action
1st – Ben Smidt, Marquette University – basketball scramble
2nd – Darren Hauck, Freelance – Pitcher throws a ball
3rd – Evan Siegle, Press-Gazette – far out wrestler

Portrait/Personality
1st – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel – sad family
2nd – Laura Schmitt, Marshfield – Ethan under table
3rd – Darren Hauck, Freelance – day without Latinos
HM – Darren Hauck, Freelance – weird wedding

Pictorial
1st – Shane Opatz, Leader-Telegram – duck in a river
2nd – Terry Mayer, The Week – steam train
3rd – Jeffrey Phelps, Journal Sentinel – lightning on the farm
HM – Gary Porter, Journal Sentinel – field afield
HM – Richard Wood, Journal Sentinel – Homeless

Feature Photo
1st – Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel – vanishing drive-ins
2nd – Darren Hauck, Freelance – street prostitute
3rd – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel – moving models
HM – Todd Ponath, Lake Country Publications – kids running
HM – Terry Mayer, The Week, cow

General News
1st – Scott Anderson, Journal Times – public defender
2nd – Mark Hertzberg, Journal Times – car dealership
3rd – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel – woman alone with coffin
HM – Scott Anderson, Journal Times – bedside graduation
HM – Jack Orton, Journal Sentinel – funeral
HM – Dan Young, Marshfield News Herald – crying kids

Illustration
1st – Barbara J. Miner, Freelance -immigration reform
2nd – Scott Anderson, Journal Times – biker ministry
3rd – Todd Ponath, Lake Country Publications – salute to veterans

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