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Best in Show

Show us the absolute best Kansas-themed image you’ve ever captured. One entry per Photographer in this category.

Sun, Wind, or Rain

Use your imagination and enter a visual with one of these base words: Sun, Wind or Rain (e.g., sunflower, windmill, raincoat, sunglasses, wind chime, rainbow, sunset, window, rain clouds, sundial, windsock, rain dance—you get the idea).

On the Farm

Celebrate our Kansas farmers by showcasing anything you find on a farm (e.g., barns, hay, farm animals, agriculture, tractors, crops, farmers).

Healthcare in Kansas

What does a healthy Kansas mean to you? Show us by entering your representation of a healthy community, healthcare event, healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, etc.

Wildlife and Critters

This beloved category highlights the fuzzy, furry, creepy and crawly friends that call Kansas home.

Youth Category – Kansas Best in Show

Share Photographs of the best Kansas-themed image you’ve ever captured. Youth 13-17 years of age may enter up to two Photographs in this category.

**New in 2022 - Youth Category is open to Photographers 13-17 years of age. Parent/Guardian permission required. No prizes will be awarded in the youth category, but a first and second place winner will be announced and shared through social media.

Front cover of the Kansas Country Living magazine

Kansas Country Living Grand Prize

The Kansas Country Living editorial team will choose from all of the entries a $100 grand-prize winning Photograph that will be featured on the January 2023 cover of the magazine. All entered images will be considered for this award.

To the left is the 2022 cover featuring "Elk at Sunrise" photographed by Scott Wright.

Contest Submission

Dates for 2023 contest coming soon.

Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
Rural Health Education & Services
1010 N. Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: 316-293-2649