Laramie Peak Cattlewomen announce winners of photo competition

Winners from this year’s Laramie Peak Cattlewomen contest were: All in a Days Works—Laurie Pulver, Let the Good Times Roll—Laurie Pulver, (second from left), Faces of Platte County—Trevor Jenne Platte County is Beautiful—Sunny Pulver (middle), All Creatures Great & Small Domestuc—Tresa Hover All Creatures Great & Small Wildlife—Trevor Jenne, Fair Theme—Tresa Hover, Series—Sharon Utter (second from left), Judges Choice—Laurie Pulver, Editors Choice—Tresa Hover (not present), People Choice—Laurie Pulver.

WHEATLAND – Moments are captured by a single click. Memories are preserved for all time as the images are recorded and, in some cases, awarded for how they stop people in the busy tracks of their lives.

Pictures they say paint a thousand words, and in some cases, like perhaps a Norman Rockwell painting, over a million words, thoughts, intents and stories.

The Laramie Peak Cattlewomen held their annual 2022 amateur Photo Contest and had submissions in 11 categories that have to do with farm or ranch in Platte County. The contest was open to Platte County residents and there was no age restriction.

Submissions were made in color or black and white and all pictures had to be mounted on poster board, cardstock or appropriate paper leaving a 1” border around the picture which must be submitted as an 8 x 10.

A photographer was allowed to enter each category with only one entry per category and had to be accompanied by an entry letter on the back which would include the name, address and phone number.  The entries were dropped off at First State Bank by the July 21 deadline with no exceptions.

“It started in 2000,” Mary Irivine said. “Donita Graves had been to the midterm convention and one of the counties had done a picture contest, and she thought that sounded like fun. She called me and I said, ‘that does sound like fun.’”

The cattlewomen then got together and everyone was on board.

“The very first year we did it,” Irvine said, “we went around to every town and put posters up about the contest. The first year we had 11 participants and 34 pictures and we broke it down into categories. In 2009 we had the most ever entered with 51 people participating and 119 pictures entered.”

That first year the group had five categories that people could enter, but since then have added three more categories.

The winners and this year’s categories were:

All in a Days Works—Laurie Pulver

Let the Good Times Roll—Laurie Pulver

Faces of Platte County—Trevor Jenne

Platte County is Beautiful—Sunny Pulver

All Creatures Great & Small Domestuc—Tresa Hover

All Creatures Great & Small Wildlife—Trevor Jenne

Fair Theme—Tresa Hover

Series—Sharon Utter

Judges Choice—Laurie Pulver

Editors Choice—Tresa Hover

People Choice—Laurie Pulver

 

“Some of these people that have taken pictures have gone on to become professionals,” said Sharon Utter who won for a series of three picture she submitted this year. “So, they don’t qualify to enter again because this contest is just amateurs.”

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