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RTK NOW ACCEPTING PHOTOS FOR FIRST-EVER PHOTO CONTEST

The Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) and Wolfe’s Camera of Topeka are pleased to announce a photo contest to showcase the natural beauty of the 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.

“We are excited to kick off our first-ever photo contest,” says RTK board chairman Tim Connell of El Dorado. “The grassland in our state has a story to tell and photos are a great way to tell those stories with others who share a love for agriculture and those who want to learn more.”

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

Connell says, “The photo contest is all about capturing the beauty of Kansas’ grassland, cattle and its people.”

The contest is open to anyone with an original photograph taken in Kansas since January 1, 2010. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Participants may enter up to five photos. The categories include: landscape, livestock and people. Submissions will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. CDT on September 10, 2012.

The contest offers great prizes and many chances to win, thanks to Wolfe’s. A $25 Wolfe’s Print Services Card and a certificate for 10 photo cards of your winning photo from Wolfe’s will be awarded to the winner in each category, while the single image selected as the overall winner will receive Tasco 10 x 24 Waterproof Binoculars, a $25 Wolfe’s Print Services Card and a certificate for 10 photo cards of your winning photo from Wolfe’s. In addition, a Fan Favorite via Facebook voting, a Kansas Livestock Association member winner and three honorable mentions each will receive a $25 Wolfe’s Print Services Card and a certificate for 10 photo cards of your winning photo from Wolfe’s.

For full contest rules and to enter, visit https://www.ranchlandtrustofkansas.org/2012photocontest.aspx. For questions, please contact (785) 213-0967 or nichole@kla.org.

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.

Wolfe’s Camera is a photographic store in downtown Topeka, Kansas, that has been in business for 87 on of working landscapes.years. 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.