Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division has chosen the winners of its 5th Annual Ag Photo Contest.  Grand Prize went to Willie Felton of Ten Sleep, Wyo., for his photo “Wild Horse Race - Saddle Your Horses,” taken at the Ten Sleep Rodeo.  The Adult 1st Place winner was Jennifer Faulkner of Laramie, Wyo., for “Fencing,” taken in Rock River, Wyo.  Adult 2nd Place was awarded to Gwen Shepperson of Arminto, Wyo., for “Cow Horse Life,” taken at Buffalo Creek Ranch in Wyoming.  Honorable Mention went to Hailey True of Casper, Wyo., for “Oink!” taken in Douglas, Wyo.  Hollie Rae True received the Youth 1st Place award for “Summer's Dusk,” taken in Douglas, Wyo.  The Youth 2nd Place award also went to True for “Wrangling Through the Snow,” taken in Douglas.

This year’s contest attracted 51 participants both new and returning including one youth contestant.  A total of 455 photographs were submitted.     Photos were scored on four criteria: WOW factor, composition, viewpoint, and originality/artistic merit.

Terri Barr, senior marketing specialist for the division says they were very pleased with the number and quality of photos we received for the contest.  Many of the photographs will be featured in the 2013 AgriCulture calendar, which will be out soon.