2020 "Wild About Kansas" Photo Contest

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DEADLINE TO ENTER: The contest will end on October 18.

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's "Wild About Kansas" photo contest showcases Kansas outdoors through the lens of amateur and professional photographers. Participate and show us what makes you WILD ABOUT KANSAS.

2019 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest Winners


Wildlife: 1st – David Birmingham, Derby; 2nd – David Kiger, Pratt; 3rd – Marilyn Friesen, Inman

Outdoor Recreation : 1st – Mark Alexander, Newton; 2nd – Mary Mejia, Olathe; 3rd – Kelly Nachtigal, Newton

Landscapes: 1st – Robin Dicks, Marion; 2nd – AJ Thomas, Shawnee; 3rd – Sheryll Marks, Wellington

Other Species: 1st – Jennifer Wagner, Spring Hill; 2nd – Mary Mejia, Olathe; 3rd – Chris Koster, Valley Center

Hunting and Fishing: 1st – AJ Thomas, Shawnee; 2nd – Donna Fletcher, Kingman; 3rd – Joe Lucas, Littleton, Colo.


Wildlife: 1st – Johanna Walker, Franklin; 2nd – Josie Parsons, Leavenworth; 3rd – Kylie Rankin, Oxford

Outdoor Recreation: 1st – Nathan Knapp, Seneca; 2nd – Adria Nelson, Garden Plain; 3rd – Lucas Dedonder, Abilene

Landscapes: 1st – Cayley Lindsey, Abilene; 2nd – Kylie Rankin, Oxford; 3rd – Max Callahan, Abilene

Other Species: 1st – Brea Carroll, Alma; 2nd – Stephen Knapp, Seneca; 3rd – Dan Jones, Abilene

Hunting and Fishing: Due to a lack of sufficient entries, no winners were selected in this category for 2019.

To purchase a copy of the 2020 photo issue or to subscribe to Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine, call Annie Campbell-Fischer in circulation at (620) 672-5911.


  • Wildlife (This category is primarily for mammals, migratory birds, furbearers, etc.)
  • Other Species (This category is primarily for insects, reptiles, and amphibians, etc.)
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Recreation (Not hunting or fishing)
  • Hunting and Fishing



-Mailed entries and photos less than 1 MB will NOT be accepted.

-Participants may enter only/up to three (3) photos total for the contest, regardless of categories.

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

-The contest is open to residents and non-residents, and there is no age limit.

-Photos must be the participants original work and 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.