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The Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) invites professional and amateur photographers to submit photographs for its fourth annual photo contest to showcase the natural beauty of ranching and grazing lands across the state. The competition offers Kansans the chance to explore the many activities, seasons and faces of Kansas’ ranching tradition.

Participants should submit photos expressing the mission of RTK: “To preserve Kansas’ ranching heritage and open spaces for future generations through the conservation of working landscapes.” This may include landscape, livestock and people, with preference to grasslands, grazing land, ranchers, cattle and much more.

Participants may enter up to five photos. The entry deadline for the contest is September 1, 2015. Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the field of photography and by RTK representatives.

All prizes for the contest are sponsored by Wolfe’s Camera of Topeka. A $25 Wolfe’s Print Services Card and a certificate for 10 photo cards of the winning photo from Wolfe’s will be awarded to all 10 winners in each category.  Categories include:  Grand Prize, Landscape, Livestock, People, Youth (ages 5-17), Kansas Livestock Association Member, Fan Favorite via Facebook voting and Honorable Mentions.  The grand prize winner will receive their choice of an 11”x 14” stretched photo canvas of their winning photo or a 12” x 18” metal print of their photo.

“RTK is proud to continue hosting this great event,” said Bill Eastman, RTK Board Chair.  “The photos have been great and they overwhelmingly represent the mission of the Ranchland Trust of Kansas of preserving unique landscapes and the agricultural heritage of Kansas.”

For full contest rules and to enter, visit (News, Events, Photo Contest).  For questions, please contact Samantha Kohman at (785) 273-5115 or

“Congratulations to all the participants and we know their work will become part of the Kansas agricultural legacy for future generations,” said Eastman.

RTK is an agricultural land trust affiliate of the Kansas Livestock Association, with a mission to preserve Kansas’ ranching heritage and open spaces for future generations through the conservation of working landscapes.

Wolfe’s Camera is a photographic store in downtown Topeka, Kansas. They stock a huge selection of cameras from all the major manufacturers, camcorders, Apple & PC computers and accessories.  Wolfe’s Photo Finishing Services provides literally hundreds of high-quality photographic services.  Their long-time, experienced laboratory staff produces the highest quality photos, photo books, stretched canvas prints and photo gifts in the industry.

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