Rural Missouri - January 2018 - 15

Missouri Snapshots
2017 Photo Contest

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M

issourians love their state parks. And
why shouldn't they? Missouri's vast
state park and historic site system can
boast being among the very best in the
nation. From a leisurely ride on the Katy Trail to
visiting the ruins at Ha Ha Tonka to witnessing the
natural wonder at Echo Bluff State Park, Missouri's
state parks and historic sites have something for
everyone.
Now in its seventh year, this Missouri Snapshots
Photo Contest went down as one of the best. The
contest is held in conjunction with Missouri State
Parks and continues to be a favorite amongst Rural
Missouri readers.
The contest had a banner year not only with
the number of the entries, but also the diversity of
the locales and photographs. Nearly 1,200 entries
flowed in from 76 of the 88 state parks and historic
sites scattered across the state.
Some traditional categories remained in the contest such as Discover the Past, Fun on the Water
and Capture the Beauty, the most popular category. New categories provided unique looks at the
parks as well. A selfies category showed the judges
some interesting angles of the parks while another
category celebrating the park system's centennial
encouraged photographers to recreate old family
photos.
The results of the contest can be found below
and on the following four pages. Winners of each
category will receive a $500 personalized state park
prize package with the second- and third-place
finishers being awarded a $100 and $50 gift card
respectively.

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You can learn more about Missouri State Parks
online at www.mostateparks.com or by calling 800334-6946.

Capture the Beauty

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This continues to be both the most-entered and toughest-to-judge category in the contest.
The judges were impressed most with some of the winter scenes entered in this category. 1st:
"Foggy Landing" by Kevin Anderson, Merriam, Kansas. A lone snow goose glides in for a landing
joining the rest of the flock on the mostly frozen surface of Big Lake. 2nd: "A Winter's Morning" by Scot Higginbotham, Festus. Scot says he woke up after an overnight snowfall and knew
exactly where he wanted to go to capture the early-morning scene. "It was a fine morning to
be alive and enjoy our state's beauty," he says. 3rd: "Union Covered Bridge" by Joyce Sheldon,
House Springs. Joyce slowed her shutter down to one-fifteenth of a second to capture the Salt
River flowing under the covered bridge on a chilly day.

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http://www.mostateparks.com

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