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2009 Photo Contest Winners

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Judging the entries in the 2009 Ranch & Rural Living Photo Contest was harder than ever. We received more photos this time than we have in several years—and all of them were very good, well composed pictures with interesting subject matter.

Photos were judged by Jim Bean of Jim Bean Professional Photography in San Angelo, Texas, as well as by staff members. Entries were viewed this time on a computer monitor, one by one. Prints were scanned and viewed on the montor as well. Judges were blind as to who took the photos. They were judged on merit only.

 The first place winner of the Rural Life and Landscape category, by Connie Thompson, was reproduced on the cover of our September magazine. A photo of a young Charro, or Mexican cowboy, rating second place in the People category and taken by 12-year-old Emma-Leigh Coffman, wound up on the cover of the October magazine. Winners are reproduced below.     


Category: People

1st Place 2nd Place

Granny and her Paintings -- By Kristi Beabout, Seguin, Texas.


Charro Boy -- By Emma-Leigh Coffman, Temple, Texas.

 3rd Place  4th Place

State Champs -- By Gina Munn, Miles, Texas.


  Mason Munn -- Photo by Gina Munn, Miles, Texas.
 Honorable Mention

Photo by Angie Taylor, O'Donnell, Texas.


Category: Animals & Nature

1st Place 2nd Place

Photo by Denise Downie, Centerville, Texas.


Photo by Mark Blount, Ozona, Texas.


3rd Place  4th Place

Photo by Delma Hanson, South San Francisco, Calif.



Back Off -- By Connie Thompson, Pollok, Texas.


 Honorable Mention

Photo by Marlene Bell, Shafter, Calif.



Category: Youth

1st Place 2nd Place

Photo by Austin Schniers, age 15, Seguin, Texas.



Photo by Lorie Schniers, age 12, Seguin, Texas.

3rd Place  4th Place

Photo by Christian Coffman, age 9, Seguin, Texas.



Photo by Lorie Schniers, age 12, Seguin, Texas.

 Honorable Mention

Photo by Lorie Schniers, age 12, Seguin, Texas.



Category: Rural Life & Landscape

1st Place 2nd Place (tie)

Cowboys at Sunset -- Photo by Connie Thompson, Pollok, Texas.



Photo by Angie Taylor, O'Donnell, Texas.

2nd Place (tie)  3rd Place

Photo by Kristi Beabout, Seguin, Texas.



Photo by Mark Blount, Ozona, Texas.


 4th Place
  Honorable Mention

Photo by Belinda Henderson, Del Rio, Texas.

   End of the Line -- Photo by Lorie Schniers, Seguin, Texas.


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2009 10:39  

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