It’s time again for Kansas shutterbugs to show the beauty of their home state captured through the eye of a lens.
Submissions for the 15th Annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest will be accepted Sept. 1 through Oct. 19,
2020. The contest is open to Kansas residents and individuals who work in Kansas ages 18 and older.
“This year is an extra special year, as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rural Kansas Photography Contest,” said Jenifer Yuza, marketing and resource manager for Rural Health Education and Services. “Since 2006, more than 1,000 amateur and professional photographers have submitted over 6,000 photos that show what life is like in Kansas. We are proud to use these wonderful photos to showcase our beautiful and unique state.”
In addition to a new 15th anniversary contest category “Kansas in Black and White,” Kansas Country Living magazine is excited to be a contest partner again this year.
The Kansas Country Living editorial team will select, from all of the entries, a $100 grand-prize winning photograph that will be featured on the January 2021 cover of the magazine. Rural Health Education and Services awards a first- and second-place cash prize in each category. Winners are voted on by public vote.
Complete contest rules, prizes, and a link to the online submission form are available at www.ruralhealth.kumc.edu. KCL
2021 Contest Categories
Live in Kansas: Hometown Kansas –Show us the beauty, hustle and bustle, highlights, landmarks, or people that make up your favorite Kansas town, hometown, or county.
Work in Healthcare: Healthcare Heroes – Focus on a healthcare hero in your community. Grab your camera and shoot a portrait or casual shot and provide a few sentences on why this healthcare hero has earned his/her cape (individuals or a group of any healthcare providers or first responders).
Work in Healthcare: Healthcare Facilities – Showcase your photography skills by turning the spotlight on your community’s healthcare facility.
Play in the Wild: Wildlife and Critters – This beloved category highlights all the fuzzy, furry, creepy and crawly friends that call Kansas home.
15 Year Celebration: Kansas in Black and White – We asked our past photographers to share what new category they’d like to see for the 15th annual contest and the winner was Black and White. Wow us with remarkable Kansas-themed photographic work that shows the dynamic relationship between light, dark and all the tones in between.