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Top Agricultural Photo Contest Winners Announced

Top Agricultural Photo Contest Winners Announced

WATERLOO, Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th Annual Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest.

“Best of Show” was awarded to Justin Rogers of Ankeny for his photo, “Harvest Sunset” in the Life on the Iowan Farm category. The photo was chosen by the public in an online voting campaign Nov. 28- Dec. 1.

Awards were also given to the top photos in each of six categories, voted on by a panel of judges. People’s Choice “Most Liked on Facebook” was awarded to Kristen Imboden of Winterset for her photo, “Getting A Better View,” in the Life on the Iowan Farm category. A new award, “Visitor Guide Photo Feature” was selected by Silos & Smokestacks staff from the Partner Site category for a special feature in the 2018-19 Visitor Guide. The winner was Phil Roeder of Des Moines with “Sampling the Bouquet.”

Category winners include:

Life on the Iowan Farm

Harvest Sunset, First Place, Justin Rogers, Ankeny

Waiting, Second Place, Diane Michaud Lowrey, Ames

Getting the Better View, Third Place, Kristin Imboden, Winterset

Country Road, Honorable Mention, Warren Terpstra, Sully

The Future Generation, Honorable Mention, Laura Seiser, Blairsburg

Iowan Farmscapes

Fading Light, First Place, Diane Michaud Lowrey, Ames

Sunrise Surprise, Second Place, Justin Rogers, Ankeny

Greatest View, Third Place, Thomas DeHoff, Worthington

October Harvest, Honorable Mention, Lori Nelson, Bayard

Rural Ruins Under Starry Skies, Honorable Mention, Laura Seiser, Blairsburg

 

American Agriculture

After the Harvest, First Place, Deb Shoning, West Des Moines

Dreamy Night Under the Stars, Second Place, Dave Austin, Ankeny

Field Corn, Third Place, Anne Grimes, Ayden

Foggy Wisconsin Sunrise, Honorable Mention, Dave Austin, Ankeny

 

Celebrations of Iowa Agriculture

Patiently Waiting, First Place, Carsyn Ten Haken, Joice

Show Time, Second Place, Diane Michaud Lowrey, Ames

Homer Thresher Bee, Third Place, Paul Grillo, Parkersburg

 

Modern Agriculture

Screen Play, First Place, Harlen Persinger, Milwaukee, Wis.

Aviation Agriculture, Second Place, Jeff Tilson, Waverly

Harvest @ Sundown, Third Place, Thomas DeHoff, Worthington

 

Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites     

Walnut Hill Sunrise, First Place, Dave Austin, Ankeny

Road to Motor, Second Place, Thomas DeHoff, Worthington

Sampling the Bouquet, Third Place, Phil Roeder, Des Moines

 

While the Heritage Area covers a 37-county region in Northeast Iowa, the contest allows Silos & Smokestacks to share America’s agricultural story across the entire United States. A complete list of winners and their photos can viewed at www.silosandsmokestacks.org/photo-contest.

“It is amazing to see the variety of images taken each year and the unique story each one tells,” said Cara Miller, SSNHA President.

Through a network of sites, programs and events, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area tells the story of farm life and agribusiness—past and present. Visitors can learn about and experience agriculture at a variety of museums, historic sites, and farms. One of 49 federally designated heritage areas in the nation, Silos & Smokestacks is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The heritage area covers 37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. To plan your visit, go to www.silosandsmokestacks.org.

About the Contest
From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America’s most compelling stories. Through the contest, photographers from across the country can share their own piece of this important story as they see it through their camera lens.
Entries for the 2018 photo contest will be accepted July-Sept. 28, 2018.  For a complete list of rules and to enter the 2018 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest, click HERE.

 

PHOTO: Best of Show, Harvest Sunset, Justin Rogers, Ankeny

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