Nov 16, 2020 2:40 PM

Sign up to vote electronically in Rural Kansas Photography Contest

Posted Nov 16, 2020 2:40 PM
“Bison and Kansas Wind” by Eric Dyck won first place in the Wildlife and Critters category of the Rural Kansas Photography Contest in 2019.
“Bison and Kansas Wind” by Eric Dyck won first place in the Wildlife and Critters category of the Rural Kansas Photography Contest in 2019.

KANSAS CITY – Attention, all photography lovers and fans of the rural way of life: sign up to vote for the winners of the 15th Annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest, sponsored by Rural Health and Education Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

The 15th annual contest winners will be decided by voters who sign up before Nov. 19 to judge the six finalists in each of these six categories:  

  1. Rural Experience 
  2. Hometown Kansas 
  3. Healthcare Heroes 
  4. Kansas in Black and White 
  5. Healthcare Facilities 
  6. Wildlife & Critters 

On Nov. 19, those individuals who already have signed up to vote will receive an email directing them to a website link where they may view the photos and choose their favorites.  

The contest is held in recognition of National Rural Health Day, which is celebrated Nov. 19. For previous celebrations, votes were collected at face-to-face receptions and online. Because of COVID-19 concerns, all voting was moved online this year. 

“We of course miss the opportunity to recognize National Rural Health Day by gathering together, but we’re delighted that we already had online voting in place,” said Jenifer Yuza, marketing and resource manager for KU Medical Center’s Rural Health and Education Services. 

“We encourage all Kansans to take advantage of this opportunity to see some wonderful photography honoring our great state and the people in it,” she said.  

To sign up, visit https://kumcruralhealth.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1XGHzMNGquu8UQt  where you will be asked to provide your name and email address.  

Photo contest winners will be announced on Dec. 2.

A complimentary download of a 2021 year-at-a-glance calendar with one of this year’s submitted photos is available at http://www.kumc.edu/community-engagement/rural-health/rural-kansas-photography-contest.html