Ten winners have been announced in the 8th annual Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) photography contest. Nichole Conard of Wichita was the grand prize winner in this year’s contest. Her photo, titled “Herding History,” was taken during the 150th Chisholm Trail Drive south of Mayfield in Sumner County.
Amy Robben of Fall River won the Fan Favorite category by receiving 570 votes on RTK’s Facebook page. Her winning photo, titled “Summer Red Angus,” was taken in the Flint Hills.
Additional winners in each category were: Landscape – Sheryll Marks, Wellington; Livestock – Tony Ifland, Cedar; People – Mike Scheufler, Augusta; KLA Member – Marisa Rose Betts, Russell; Youth – Lily Judd, Pomona; and Honorable Mentions – Stacey Rhoades, Newton; Callahan McIver, Council Grove; and Crystal Socha, Augusta. Socha’s honorable mention photograph was the first photo taken with a drone to be entered in the contest. All winning entries can be viewed on RTK’s Facebook page.
Prizes for the contest were sponsored by Wolfe’s Camera of Topeka.
RTK will have photo stationery cards for sale featuring the 10 winning photos. The cards are blank inside, include envelopes and can be purchased for $20 per 10-card set by contacting Samantha Weishaar at email@example.com or visiting the RTK booth at KLA Convention.