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Rural Kansas Photography Contest seeking submissions
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It’s the perfect time for Kansas shutterbugs to show the beauty of the state captured through their lens.
Submissions for the 10th annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest will be accepted now through Oct. 18. The contest is open to Kansas residents and individuals who work in Kansas ages 18 and older.
“We started this contest to allow amateur and professional photographers to help us showcase the beauty found in rural Kansas communities,” said Joyce Grayson, director of Rural Health Education and Services.
Complete contest rules and entry forms for submissions are available at
Categories this year will give Kansans the chance to showcase many eye-catching areas of the state. Categories are:
• Community Landmarks - From historic venues to new additions – landmarks that tell a story of communities both past and present.
• Four Seasons - Showcase the beautiful landscape of the seasons in Kansas (e.g., harvest, icy covered trees, spring blooms, sunflowers summer sunsets, fall leaves).
• Health Care - Here’s why Kansas is a great place for health care providers to work (e.g., health care setting, first responders, wellness and awareness events, health care staff working or having a good time).
• Heartland Adventures - Capture the spirit and adventures of the heartland (e.g., memorial runs/walks, athletic events, parades, festivals, rodeos, pep rallies, ice cream socials, carnivals, cookouts, ceremonies, hiking, biking, water skiing, camping, farming, fishing, hunting).
• Wildlife and Critters - Anything fuzzy, furry, creepy or crawly (e.g., beloved pets, birds, insects, butterflies, cattle, horses, deer, frogs).
Rural Health Education and Services, a department of the University of Kansas Medical Center, was established in 1990 to improve the availability and number of health care providers in rural Kansas.