RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is proud announce the Winners for their 2020 Photo Contest!
After over 100 submissions were anonymously judged by an independent committee, and finalists Elsie Fortune, Roxie Fox, Markus Erk, Ben Wudke, and Candy Erk Manthey were announced, SDSGA is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner is Candy Erk Manthey with her photo “If the Shoe Fits”, and Runnerup Roxie Fox with “Sunrise Cowboys”.
All finalists and winners were recognized at the Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet on Friday, Nov. 6.
“I want to thank everyone that participated this year,” said Executive Director James Halverson. “We had a ton of very great photos submitted. I hope to build on this next year and have an even bigger and better contest in 2021.”
Adding to the list of finalists, the following photographers earned an Honorable Mention status: Katina Kolb, Jaimie Anderberg, Shane Kramme, Danika Gordon, Abby Finn, Acacia Anderberg, Tif Robertson, LaRonda Gough, and Doris Ekburg.
“I really appreciate the SDSGA having this contest and highlighting rural South Dakota. From the pictures I saw at the convention, folks really captured what South Dakota and our industry are all about. This is a complex lifestyle and industry that many people just don’t know much about, and photography is one way we can bridge that gap and tell our story,” said Grand Prize Winner Candy Erk Manthey.
SDSGA plans to have an even bigger and better photo contest in 2021. Be on the lookout for an official announcement coming this spring, but don’t wait to start taking great photos! Photos can be taken within the previous 18 months of the competition end date. Call the SDSGA office at (605) 342-0429 or visit www.southdakotastockgrowers.org for more information.
— South Dakota Stockgrowers Association
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