Photo Contest Rules: Contestants must be from the following states only: California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado. Contestants must be paid subscribers to the Western Cowman.
  1. Photos are to be 8 x 10-inch color or black and white prints, mounted on 11 x 14-inch black poster board. Photos not securely mounted will be disqualified. Make certain name, address and phone numbers are attached to the back.

  2. Photos must depict our western ranching lifestyle. Photos can’t be altered or image-enhanced in any way.

  3. Categories will be divided up after all entries are received.

  4. Junior category is for shutterbugs 15 years of age and younger.

  5. A maximum of 25 photos per contestant can be entered. Entries cannot have appeared in another contest.

  6. Photos become the property of Western Cowman for use in publication and promotion.

  7. Winning entries will be published in the November issue of Western Cowman.

  8. Cash awards will be given to first place award winners. Photo chosen as the “Editor’s Choice” will appear on the November Western Cowman cover.

  9. Special Awards to the EDITOR’S CHOICE and to the ALL-AROUND PHOTOGRAPHER winners. The ALL-AROUND award will be given to the photographer who gathers the highest total points from each category.
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Aim & Shoot 2013: RESULTS

Autumn on the Ranch - Autumn Leaves

First Place
Terri Arington

Second Place
Shirley Carpenter

Third Place
Loni Stevens

Honorable Mention
Diane Garcia

Autumn on the Ranch - Autumn Vistas

First Place
Sheri Jaeger

Second Place
Loni Stevens

Third Place
Diane Garcia

Honorable Mention
Stacy Miles

Autumn on the Ranch - Colorful Working

First Place
Mandy Jo Wayment

Second Place
Cynthia Nelson

Third Place
Vivian Thompson

Honorable Mention
Cynthia Nelson

Autumn on the Ranch - Grazing in Color

First Place
Pooty Bagnon

Second Place
Vivian Thompson

Third Place
Billie Sacco

Honorable Mention
Shirley Carpenter

Autumn on the Ranch - Signs of Harvest

First Place
Loni Stevens

Second Place
Loni Stevens

Third Place
Terri Arington

Black and White - Animal Kingdom

First Place
Darcy Sexson

Second Place
Suzy Vargas

Third Place
Darcy Sexson

Honorable Mention
Darcy Sexson

Black and White - Around the Ranch

First Place
Karla Schwoerer

Second Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Third Place
Stacie Ramon

Honorable Mention
Billie Sacco

Black and White - Horse & Rider

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Billie Sacco

Third Place
Stacy Miles

Honorable Mention
Billie Sacco

Black and White - People

First Place
Loni Stevens

Second Place
Billie Sacco

Third Place
Stacie Ramons

Honorable Mention
Mandy Jo Wayment

Black and White - Scenic

First Place
Sherri Dowdy

Second Place
Sheri Jaeger

Third Place
Darcy Sexson

Honorable Mention
Sherri Dowdy

Black and White - The Cattle

First Place
Darcy Sexson

Second Place
Darcy Sexson

Third Place
Darcy Sexson

Honorable Mention
Darcy Sexson

Brandings - Gotcha

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Julie Cano

Third Place
Judie Church

Honorable Mention
Karla Schwoerer

Brandings - The Burn

First Place
Karla Schwoerer

Second Place
Linda St. George

Third Place
Flora Steffan

Honorable Mention
Elaine Smeenk Francis

Brandings - The Roper

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Third Place
Vivian Thompson

Honorable Mention
Flora Steffan

Brandings - The Throw

First Place
Mandy Jo Wayment

Second Place
Julie Cano

Third Place
Julie Cano

Honorable Mention
Kendra Nicholas

Brandings - Working Men

First Place
Stacey Schmidt

Second Place
Stacy Miles

Third Place
Karla Schwoerer

Honorable Mention
Karla Schwoerer

Cattle - On the Move

First Place
Terri Arington

Second Place
Sheri Jaeger

Third Place
Darcy Sexson

Honorable Mention
Darcy Sexson

Cattle - Better Together

First Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Second Place
Sue Arata

Third Place
Karen Raisland

Honorable Mention
Sue Arata

Cattle - Big Boys

First Place
Suzy Vargas

Second Place
Charlene Cooper

Third Place
Vivian Thompson

Honorable Mention
Sheri Jaeger

Cattle - Chill Cows

First Place
Sue Arata

Second Place
Sue Arata

Third Place
Elaine Smeenk Francis

Honorable Mention
Darcy Sexson

Cattle - Cow Crowds

First Place
Chris Anderson

Second Place
Flora Steffan

Third Place
Charlene Cooper

Honorable Mention
Sheri Jaeger

Cattle - Momma Cow

First Place
JoAnn Arata

Second Place
Sue Arata

Third Place
Sue Arata

Honorable Mention
Sue Arata

Cattle - The Babes

First Place
Pooty Dagnon

Second Place
Sue Arata

Third Place
JoAnn Arata

Honorable Mention
Vivian Thompson

Cattle - The Bovine

First Place
Chris Anderson

Second Place
Sue Arata

Third Place
Shirley Carpenter

Honorable Mention
Charlene Cooper

Cattle - The Pairs

First Place
Sue Arata

Second Place
Suzy Vargas

Third Place
Sue Arata

Honorable Mention
Chris Anderson

Dogs - Our Loyal Friends

First Place
JoAnn Arata

Second Place
Karla Schwoerer

Third Place
Julie Cano

Honorable Mention
Pooty Dagnon

Dogs - Puppy Love

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Karla Schwoerer

Third Place
Bill Sacco

Honorable Mention
Kendra Nicholas

Dogs - Ranch Dog Fun

First Place
Terri Arington

Second Place
Kendra Nicholas

Third Place
Linda St. George

Honorable Mention
Elaine Smeenk Francis

Dogs - Wearing it Well

First Place
Flora Steffan

Second Place
Flora Steffan

Third Place
Flora Steffan

Honorable Mention
Flora Steffan

Horses - Bridle Wear

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Alta Barker

Third Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Honorable Mention
JoAnn Arata

Horses - Foal Face

First Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Second Place
Vivian Thompson

Third Place
Shirley Carpenter

Honorable Mention
Tracy Bjornestad

Horses - Horse Head

First Place
Stacey Schmidt

Second Place
Mandy Jo Wayment

Third Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Honorable Mention
Shirley Carpenter

Horses - Sticking Together

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Kendra Nicholas

Third Place
Sue Arata

Honorable Mention
Chris Anderson

Juniors

First Place
Hannah Names

Second Place
Mikalah Marbach

Third Place
Mikalah Marbach

Honorable Mention
Hannah Names

Kids - Finding Friends

First Place
Mandy Jo Wayment

Second Place
Stacie Ramon

Third Place
Alta Barker

Honorable Mention
JoAnn Arata

Kids - Future Cattlemen

First Place
Flora Steffan

Second Place
Alta Barker

Third Place
Stacey Schmidt

Honorable Mention
Chris Anderson

Kids - Future Cattlewomen

First Place
Loni Stevens

Second Place
Loni Stevens

Third Place
Shelley Rodgers

Honorable Mention
Loni Stevens

Kids - Got Your Back

First Place
Alta Barker

Second Place
Stacie Ramon

Third Place
Loni Stevens

Honorable Mention
Sheri Jaeger

Kids - Little Ropers

First Place
Diane Garcia

Second Place
Flora Steffan

Third Place
Julie Cano

Honorable Mention
Diane Garcia

Kids - Thanks for the Help

First Place
Billie Sacco

Second Place
Stacey Schmidt

Third Place
Chris Anderson

Honorable Mention
Loni Stevens

Kids - Young Riders

First Place
Flora Steffan

Second Place
Alta Barker

Third Place
Alta Barker

Honorable Mention
Judie Church

People - Cowboy Games

First Place
Alta Barker

Second Place
Rebekah Page

Third Place
Darcy Sexson

Honorable Mention
Diane Garcia

People - Following the Herd

First Place
Terri Arington

Second Place
Mandy Jo Wayment

Third Place
Flora Steffan

Honorable Mention
Terri Arington

People - Good Friends

First Place
Flora Steffan

Second Place
Jeannie Roberson

Third Place
Charlene Cooper

Honorable Mention
Pooty Dagnon

People - In the Saddle

First Place
Jill Egly

Second Place
Pooty Dagnon

Third Place
Jill Egly

Honorable Mention
Terri Arington

People - The Gals

First Place
Chris Anderson

Second Place
Julie Cano

Third Place
Flora Steffan

Honorable Mention
Julie Cano

People - The Gents

First Place
Linda St. George

Second Place
Charlene Cooper

Third Place
Jill Egly

Honorable Mention
Charlene Cooper

People - Together Again

First Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Second Place
Jill Egly

Third Place
Alta Barker

Honorable Mention
Jill Egly

People - Working the Corral

First Place
Jill Egly

Second Place
Judie Church

Third Place
Linda St. George

Honorable Mention
Jill Egly

Ranch Life - Heel & Toe

First Place
Alta Barker

Second Place
Jill Egly

Third Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Honorable Mention
Elaine Smeenk Francis

Ranch Life - Landscaping the Ranch

First Place
Billie Sacco

Second Place
Sheri Jaeger

Third Place
Shelley Rodgers

Honorable Mention
Stacy Miles

Ranch Life - Ranch Color

First Place
Jeannie Roberson

Second Place
Shirley Carpenter

Third Place
Shirley Carpenter

Honorable Mention
Elaine Smeenk Francis

Ranch Life - Ranch Machines

First Place
Sheri Jaeger

Second Place
Peggy Zorich

Third Place
Peggy Zorich

Honorable Mention
Peggy Zorich

Ranch Life - Rider Ware

First Place
Tracy Bjornestad

Second Place
JoAnn Arata

Third Place
Chris Anderson

Honorable Mention
Terri Arington

Ranch Life - Tools of the Trade

First Place
Stacy Miles

Second Place
Julie Cano

Third Place
Stacy Miles

Honorable Mention
Terri Arington

Ranch Life - Wild Flowers

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Shirley Carpenter

Third Place
Terri Arington

Honorable Mention
Diane Garcia

Scenic - Just Grazing

First Place
JoAnn Arata

Second Place
Julie Cano

Third Place
Pooty Dagnon

Honorable Mention
Pooty Dagnon

Scenic - Ranch Structures

First Place
Billie Sacco

Second Place
Vivian Thompson

Third Place
Pooty Dagnon

Honorable Mention
Darcy Sexson

Scenic - Summerscapes

First Place
Jill Egly

Second Place
Suzy Vargas

Third Place
Peggy Zorich

Honorable Mention
Cynthia Nelson

Scenic - Sunrise Sunset

First Place
Sue Arata

Second Place
Loni Stevens

Third Place
Kendra Nicholas

Honorable Mention
Loni Stevens

Scenic - Waiting on the Thaw

First Place
Cynthia Nelson

Second Place
Elaine Smeenk Francis

Third Place
JoAnn Arata

Honorable Mention
Cynthia Nelson

Scenic - Water

First Place
Diane Garcia

Second Place
Charlene Cooper

Third Place
Elaine Smeenk Francis

Honorable Mention
Cynthia Nelson

Scenic - Windmills

First Place
Charlene Cooper

Second Place
Charlene Cooper

Third Place
Stacy Miles

Honorable Mention
Billie Sacco

Scenic - Wishes on Rainbows

First Place
Julie Cano

Second Place
Loni Stevens

Third Place
Shirley Carpenter

Honorable Mention
Pooty Dagnon

Wildlife - Feathered Friends

First Place
Stacey Schmidt

Second Place
JoAnn Arata

Third Place
Stacey Schmidt

Honorable Mention
Vivian Thompson

Wildlife - How Did I Get Here

First Place
Sheri Jaeger

Second Place
Shirley Carpenter

Third Place
Pooty Dagnon

Honorable Mention
Karen Raisland

Wildlife - In the Wild

First Place
Diane Garcia

Second Place
Vivian Thompson

Third Place
Sheri Jaeger

Honorable Mention
Vivian Thompson

Wildlife - Our Mousers

First Place
Karla Schwoerer

Second Place
Suzy Vargas

Third Place
Loni Stevens

Honorable Mention
Suzy Vargas

Wildlife - Slither, Hop & Fly

First Place
Diane Garcia

Second Place
Troy Cano

Third Place
Shirley Carpenter