Published September & October 2012
Every entry in the 2012 Ranch & Rural Living Photo Contest deserves an award, there were so many excellent photographs submitted. Unfortunately, we could only recognize the top picks in the limited space we had available in our print magazine. As usual, we will eventually use many of the fine photos entered by our talented readers in coming months in advertisements and occasionally as covers.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s contest. All participants should have already received via email a list of winning entries. Displayed here are all winning entries, including ties.
Photos this year were judged by professional photographer Jim Bean of Jim Bean Professional Photography in San Angelo, and by the magazine staff. Entries were judged on a weighted point system with points awarded by each of our judges independently. Points were tallied, and the entries with greatest number of points won.
From the character study by Connie Thompson in the People category to the beautiful stop motion nature photography of Madolyn Nasworthy’s hummingbird capture in the Animals and Nature category, the entries in this year’s Ranch & Rural Living Photo Contest were interesting, well composed and possessed great eye appeal. You'll find here the winners, from place 1 to 4 of all categories.
Look for other contest photos in future issues in our print magazine's advertisements and articles. Congratulations again to the winners of this year’s contest. We look forward to many more quality entries in 2013. We'll have online entry available by mid-January 2013. Thanks to all photographers for participating in the contest.
Animals and Nature