2022 "Wild About Kansas" Photo Contest

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DEADLINE TO ENTER: November 4, 2022

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.

2021 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest Winners


Hunting and Fishing: 1st – Matthew Taylor, Wichita; 2nd – Fred Schatzki, Louisa, VA; 3rd – Molly Browning, Topeka

Landscapes: 1st – Tom Arnhold, Olathe; 2nd – Archana Sekar, Manhattan; 3rd – Bob Dilla, Wichita

Outdoor Recreation: 1st – Sean Tomlinson, Newton; 2nd – Collin Forrest, Conway Springs; 3rd – Joseph DeVoe, Iola

Game Species: 1st – Fred Schatzki, Louisa, VA; 2nd – Jessica Abel, Holton; 3rd – John Frisch, Wichita

Non-game Species: 1st – Kathy Carroll, Bonner Springs; 2nd – Sabari Rajendran, Manhattan; 3rd – Sabari Rajendran, Manhattan


Hunting and Fishing: 1st – Maddy Hanke, Waterville; 2nd – Wyatt Amos, Bunker Hill

Landscapes: 1st – Kylie Metsker, Leon; 2nd – Jarett Abel, Holton; 3rd – Kenyon Barney, St. John

Outdoor Recreation: 1st – John Walker, Franklin; 2nd – Haven Knapp, Seneca; 3rd – Benjamin Mejia, Olathe

Game Species: 1st – Michaela Gold, Overland Park; 2nd – Abby Yosick, Louisburg; 3rd – Abby Yosick, Louisburg

Non-game Species: 1st – Michaela Gold, Overland Park; 2nd – Danielle Gold, Overland Park; 3rd – Maddie Anderson, Shawnee

To purchase a copy of the 2022 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.