With the snow, cold temperatures and biting wind that winter often brings, I’m impressed that we received a record number of entries in our “Winter On The Ranch” photo contest! With more than 200 photographs to sort through, our editors had the tough challenge of choosing their top picks, and after much deliberation, we have narrowed it down to 15 finalists.
You can view the entire collection of reader-submitted photographs here. When you’ve finished browsing, I hope you’ll take a minute to help select our champions from our top 15 photographs.
Congratulations to our finalists: Riki Kremers, Elizabeth Seamands, Jaclyn Wilson Demel, Gaye Smith, Michelle Blegen, Heidi Fulton Anderson, Lindsay Murdock, Darcy Sexson, Rod Cole, Ramona Potter, Kim Fritzemeier, Mark Warren, Kristen Cole, Leann Martin and Donnell Brown.
These 15 individuals are eligible to win VISA gift cards -- $125 for champion and $75 for reserve. Plus, we are giving away four BEEF hats to voters, who will be chosen at random.
Voting is open until noon Thursday, March 8, 2013. To vote, simply check out the gallery of finalists and vote by choosing the name, title or number of the photo and noting it in the comments section below the gallery.
Vote in the contest here!
Thanks to all of you for making this contest celebrating winter great! I truly enjoyed getting to know all of you better through your photographs. Congratulations to our finalists and good luck!