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2024 Categories

Adult Photographers (18+) may enter up to three (3) photographs in each category.

Youth Photographers (13-17) may enter up to three (3) photographs total in any of the categories. All Youth division entries will be judged as one group.

Nature & Landscapes

In the general realm of living plants, animals, and the Kansas landscape.

Examples: plants, flowers, animals, wilderness, rocks, fields, sun, moon, river, rain, clouds, etc.

Unique Perspective


Bring us new insights.

Examples: artful angles, bird's eye view, macro, panoramic, etc.

Winter Wonderland

Winter scenes in Kansas.

Examples: chilly, cold, ice, snow, bundled up, sledding, ice skating, snowmen, snow day fun, etc.

Healthcare in Kansas

What does a healthy Kansas mean to you?

Examples: healthcare focused: provider, facility, lab, care, event, community, healthy habits, etc.

Colorful Kansas


Kansas is colorful. Show us those vivid images.

Examples: sky, fields, flowers, fires, structures, anything colorful, etc.

Youth Division

A special division for youth, ages 13-17.

Choose any 2024 category.

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 2025 cover of the magazine. All entered images will be considered for this award.

At left is the 2024 cover “Lake Wilson Dawn” photographed by Mark Clarke of Topeka.

Contest Submission

The 2024 Contest will open for entries September 1 through October 14, 2024.

Community Engagement

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