PRATT, K.S. -(Ammoland.com)– “To see the world through the eyes of a child” will soon be a reality for readers of the January/February photography issue of Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine. Winning photographs from the magazine’s first annual Wild About Kansas junior photography contest will feature works from photographers as young as 12. To obtain a copy of the January/February issue, call (620) 672-5911.
“We saw this contest as a creative way to showcase our beautiful state in a new light,” said Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine associate editor, Nadia Marji. “You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture a beautiful moment in time and these kids are proof of that.”
Photos were judged based on creativity, composition, subject matter, lighting, and the overall sharpness of the photo. A total of 77 entries were received from 32 participants, ranging from age 11-18. Forty-four entries were submitted in the landscape category, 25 in the wildlife category, and eight in the outdoor recreation category.
2013 Wild About Kansas junior photography contest award winners are as follows:
- 1st – Mark Kreider (18), North Newton: “Lightning and Evening Storm”
- 2nd – Mark Kreider (18), North Newton: “Winter Morning on Sand Creek”
- 3rd – Anna Faust (16), Lawrence: “A Moment in Time”
- Honorable Mention – Lexi Brady (17), Lawrence: “Colors of the Lake”
- 1st – Allie Ifland (12), Cedar: “Collared Lizard”
- 2nd – Christina Craig (15), Lawrence: “The Boss”
- 3rd – Ross Ifland (14), Cedar: “Walking on Water”
- Honorable Mention – Addie Bruns (18), Spring Hill: “Kansas Fawn”
- 1st – Allie Ifland (12), Cedar: “Duck Hunt”
- 2nd – Jessica Lahasky (18), Overland Park: “Patience”
- 3rd – Heather Woleslagel (13), Hutchinson: “State Fair Shooting”
- Honorable Mention – Jessica Lahasky (18), Overland Park: “Gone Fishin’”
Details for the 2014 contest will be announced at ksoutdoors.com in January.