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Readers Pick Their Favorite Ranch Sweetheart Photos


Readers choose their favorite photo in the BEEF Daily “Ranch Sweetheart” contest. Today, we announce the winners.

There have been many fun photo contests on this blog over the years, featuring everything from calves, to kids, to cowgirls. But I must say, I think the BEEF Daily “Ranch Sweetheart” photo contest has been my favorite. With more than 120 entries, we narrowed the photographs down to 15 finalists. Close to 240 readers weighed in, and today, I will announce our winners.

Congratulations to our grand champion photographer, Melinda Baker, with “Grace.” Baker will receive a gift certificate to purchase a pair of Roper boots.

Also, congratulations to our reserve champion photographer, Marty Stingley, with “Strength Is Beauty.” Stingley wins a $75 gift certificate to Cowgirl Crush.

Honorable mentions awards go to Calli Pritchard with “Pup,” and Shelby Shaw by “Shelby Shaw.” They will each receive a limited edition western art print.


As promised, three voters were selected at random to win a copy of my children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf.” Winners included Jacque Proffit, Ben Stout and Adele Bartholomew.

Thanks to everyone who sent in photographs or voted in the contest. I appreciate your participation!

To view the 15 finalists, click here.

To see the complete gallery of ranch sweethearts, click here.

And, just for fun, help us pick our theme for our next photography contest, which will be held later this summer. If we choose your idea, you will win a copy of “Levi’s Lost Calf.” Good luck!


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Marty Stingley (not verified)
on Jun 10, 2013

Thank you to EVERYONE, who took the time to place a vote for this contest, and especially huge thanks to you Amanda, and to your sister, for putting up a lovely choice of prizes .. it seems I need to do a little shopping !!
:) Marty

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Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...

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