2021 "Wild About Kansas" Photo Contest

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DEADLINE TO ENTER: October 18, 2021

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Park'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.

2020 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest Winners


Wildlife: 1st – Jun Zuo, Olathe; 2nd – Sean Tomlinson, Newton; 3rd – Donna Haldas, New Castle, DE

Outdoor Recreation : 1st – Darcy Daniels, Halstead; 2nd – Dave Klema, Wilson; 3rd – Mary Mejia, Olathe

Landscapes: 1st – Jun Zuo, Olathe; 2nd – Jeffrey Cole, Overland Park; 3rd – Sean Tomlinson, Newton

Other Species: 1st – Malcolm Gold, Overland Park; 2nd – Megan Lambert, Plainville; 3rd – Mark Alexander, Newton

Hunting and Fishing: 1st – Jessi Jacobs, Hays; 2nd – Molly Browning, Topeka; 3rd – Larry Weast, Hiawatha


Wildlife: 1st – Kendall Mast, Hutchinson; 2nd – Michaela Gold, Overland Park; 3rd – Kendall Mast, Hutchinson

Outdoor Recreation: 1st – Johanna Walker, Franklin; 2nd – Michaela Gold, Overland Park

Landscapes: 1st – Nathan McConnell, Salina; 2nd – Clayton Kunselman, Satana; 3rd – John Walker, Franklin

Other Species: 1st – Danielle Gold, Overland Park; 2nd – Ella Jones, Junction City; 3rd – Clayton Kunselman, Satana

Hunting and Fishing: 1st – Jack Punswick, Olathe

To purchase a copy of the 2021 photo issue or to subscribe to Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine, call Annie Swisher in circulation at (620) 672-5911.


  • Game Species (This category is primarily for game mammals, migratory birds, furbearers, etc.)
  • Non-game 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.