Wild About Kansas Photo Contest

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THE 2017 ENTRY DEADLINE HAS PASSED. SEE WINNERS BELOW:

ADULT

Wildlife

1st: DARRELL SKRDLANT, NORTON

2nd: SEAN TOMLINSON, NEWTON

3rd: MANICKAM DHANDAPANI, MANHATTAN

Outdoor Recreation

1st: CAITLYN PEARCE, TOPEKA

2nd: MARILYN FRIESEN, INMAN

3rd: THOMAS ARNHOLD, OLATHE

Landscapes

1st: JEFF BULLEIGH, CLYDE

2nd: JEFF BULLEIGH, CLYDE

3rd: ROGER ARNOLD, BALDWIN

Other Species

1st: JESSE MORGAN, RUSSELL

2nd: SHELLY BODENSTEINER, GIRARD

3rd: JD BAUMAN, HILLSBORO

Hunting and Fishing

1st: MOLLY BROWNING, TOPEKA

2nd: TESSA HERRING, PARSONS

3rd: MOLLY BROWNING, TOPEKA

 

YOUTH

Wildlife

1st: SOLOMON SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

2nd: KALEB MASHKE, AUGUSTA

3rd: JOSIE DENNEY, LANSING

Outdoor Recreation

1st: KIEREN SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

2nd: NATHAN KNAPP, SENECA

3rd: NATHAN KNAPP, SENECA

Landscapes

1st: ISAAC SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

2nd: JAMES BARTLETT, LECOMPTON

3rd: McKENDAN O’NEAL, OSKALOOSA

Other Species

1st: ISAAC SHULTZ, BURLINGAME

2nd: McKENDAN O’NEAL, OSKALOOSA

3rd: ALEXIS WILSON, HIGHLAND

Hunting and Fishing

1st: JOHN WALKER, FRANKLIN

2nd: N/A

3rd: N/A

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's Wild About Kansas photo contest showcases Kansas outdoors through the lens of photographers of all skill levels.

Divided into five categories, participants can submit photos related to:

  • Wildlife (game and nongame animals, primarily mammals, migratory birds, furbearers, etc.)
  • Outdoor Recreation (people participating in recreational activities outdoors, not hunting or fishing)
  • Landscapes (scenery; wildlife may be present, but should not be the sole focus of the image)
  • Other Species (insects, reptiles, and amphibians)
  • Hunting and Fishing (hunters and anglers; Photos with dead game will be accepted, however, “action” shots, or photos taken during the activity will be given preference)

-Participants can enter up to three photos total.

-Each photo will be judged on creativity, composition, subject matter, lighting and overall sharpness.

-Mailed entries and photos that do not meet the minimum file size requirements (1 MB) will NOT be accepted.

-The contest is open to both residents and non-residents of Kansas, and there is no age limit. Photos must be the participants original work and must have been taken in the state of Kansas.

-Photos from participants under the age of 18 will be placed in a youth division; all others will compete in the adult division.