Power of Rural Photo Contest

Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 Power of Rural Photo Contest winners:

  • 1st Place - Water's Edge by Tessa Romeo-Blood
  • 2nd Place - Power of Nature by Jeffrey L. Crockett
  • 3rd Place - Wild Grown Glow by Jessica Ellsworth
  • Honorable Mention - Place of Peace by Jacie Robinson
  • Staff Pick - Kansas Caterpillar - Jessica Ellsworth

Join Us Next Year

Calling all Kansas photographers: Join us in celebrating the Power of Rural health care in photos. Watch for details about the 2024 photo contest.

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  1. Contest Rules
  2. Entry Forms, Submission & Voting Links


  • Photos must be taken in State of Kansas
  • Photos should reflect Rural Kansas Healthcare, specifically, the “Power of Rural”
  • Photos will only be accepted electronically as high-quality .jpg/.jpeg files that are at least 300 DPI or 2400 by 3000 pixels at 72 DPI
  • Photographers may submit up to 3 photos
  • Contest is open to all ages
  • Name/rename your digital files to match the "Image Title" you give each entry
  • Photographs that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified
  • Only photos without watermarks will be considered
  • A Material Release Form (PDF) must be completed by the photographer for each photo
  • Only entries with complete and accurate information on the submission form will be considered eligible
    • Forms must be saved as Lastname_Firstname_23Contest.pdf. Example: Earhart_Amelia_23Contest.pdf.
  • If a Photographer chooses to include people in their submission - especially when minors are photographed - the photographer is responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted and must be able to provide copies of those releases upon request
  • Submissions accepted from 12:01 am on October 15, 2023 to 11:59 pm on November 7, 2023. Submit photos using this link.
  • Submissions will be showcased on KDHE's Facebook and Instagram pages from November 8 through 15, 2023, which coincides with online voting. A link will be provided to cast your vote.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as well as 1 honorable mention, and 1 Office of Primary and Rural Health Staff Pick will be announced via social media and the Community Health Access Newsletter in November 2023.
  • Use #KSPowerOfRuralPhoto to share information and find photos and the voting link.