Melissa Lyttle was a judge in the 2009 Q1 Contest
Melissa Lyttle has been a photojournalist for the St. Petersburg Times since 2005, where she is committed to documenting the lives of people in her community.
Before working for the Times, Lyttle interned at newspapers in Florida, South Carolina and Michigan. A native of Florida, she began her career at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Florida.
Her work has been recognized by POYi, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Best of Photojournalism, the Southern Short Course, SPJ, the Alexia Foundation and UNICEF.
Melissa is also the founder of A Photo A Day.