While not really news by now (the Celeste Prize 2010 took place in December 2010), I have only last week received the exhibition catalog.
FROM THE CATALOG TEXT BY MARK GISBOURNE(1)
"In another way the literal digital photographic approach without photoshop or subsequent digital manipulation is seen in a magnificently evocative photograph by Jay L. Entitled "Venice, March 2010", the work comes from a series taken in that city.. It has an immediate sense of "punctum", and the viewer is deeply touched by the young man's expectant waiting and sense of introspection. Visually in the tradition of the great post-war photographers there is a strong feeling of the incised moment about the image". (1) http://www.celesteprize.com/markgisbourne