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Champion woman takes Best of Show in fair photo contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 06 August 2015 19:57

“Beard Trucking (Shining On Chrome)” by Melda B. Musick of Champion took Best of Show in the 2015 Chase County Fair Photo Contest. (Courtesy Photo)


By Sheri Hink-Wagner

The Wauneta Breeze


Judges gathered Monday evening at Chase County Schools to review and judge entries in the 2015 Chase County Fair Photo Contest.

After reviewing entries, judges named “Beard Trucking (Shining On Chrome) by Melda B. Musick of Champion as Best of Show.

A total of 34 entries were received in this year’s contest, 13 in the “Kickin’ Up Country” category, eight in “Black and White” and 13 in “Your Furry Friends.”

Contest coordinator Samie Johnson said the judges felt the photos were “very good for the categories given.”

She also stated that judges enjoyed all the photos and had a hard time picking the Best of Show winner.  Judges originally had a tie for Best of Show between Musick’s “Beard Trucking (Shining on Chrome)” and Delaney Krutsinger’s “Tiger Kitty,” however after much thought Musick’s photo came out on top.

The contest was sponsored by Fine Things Jewelry and Gifts of Imperial and Exceptional Prints by Champa Group LLC of Wauneta.

Photo entries were received from amateur photographers in Champion, Enders, Wauneta, Imperial, Kearney, Elsie, Benkelman and Lamar.

Musick will receive $50 for her Best of Show designation. Prizes were also awarded in each of the three categories. First place winners will be awarded $40, second place winners $30 and third place winners $20.

All photos entered in the contest will be on display at the fairgrounds during fair.

Next year’s photo contest categories will be wild color, friendship, expressions and agriculture.

Full results from the photo contest are listed below:

Best of Show: Beard Trucking (Shining on Chrome) by Melda B. Musick

Kickin’ Up Country: 1st - Kick the Dust Up by Kelsey Steinkrause; 2nd -  Ready for Boot Scootin’! (My Niece) by Margene Hayes; 3rd - Country Summer Nights by Michael Cochran.

Black and White: 1st - Beard Trucking (Shining on Chrome) by Melda B. Musick; 2nd - Longtime Leaning Barn by Shirley Andrews; 3rd - The Eyes of a Child by Michaela Cochran.

Your Furry Friends: 1st - Tiger Kitty by Delaney Krutsinger; 2nd - Who Let The Dog Out? by Diann Schilke; 3rd - Jackson (Watching the Sun Come Up) by Rhonda Smith.