Jake Crandall of the Montgomery Advertiser won first place in the 2022 Associated Press Sports Editors contest in the Division D Feature Photo category.

APSE contest winners will be honored at the 2023 APSE Summer Conference banquet at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on July 12. Click here to register for the conference, which begins on July 9 and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of APSE.           

Gary Cosby Jr. of The Tuscaloosa News finished second, and Dylan Slagle of the Carroll County Times in Maryland took third. 

Top 10 slideshow in order: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yLY6RRFozT9hT7yv8                  

Crandall will receive a plaque. The second- through 10th-place finishers will receive frameable certificates.                                                                                    

Sports editors in Division D submitted 33 entries in Feature Photos.  Entries were judged by Associated Press Staff Photographer John Bazemore and AP Photo Manager Mike Stewart. The contest is open to APSE members.                                                                                                                                                                                

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  1. Jake Crandall, Montgomery Advertiser
  2. Gary Cosby Jr., The Tuscaloosa News
  3. Dylan Slagle, Carroll County Times
  4. Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald
  5. Jason Malmont, The Carlisle Sentinel
  6. Brandon Vallance, Santa Cruz Sentinel
  7. Jeff Helsel, Mon Valley Independent
  8. Chris Day, The Jackson (Tenn.) Sun
  9. Richard Burkhart, Savannah Morning News
  10. Annie Rice, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal