Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Announces Winners of Photo- Poetry, Essay Contest
By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau
On a late spring afternoon on the ranch east of Flagstaff, Vickie Park’s grandson, Joseph and husband, Jim, decided to relax after a long, hot dusty day rounding up cattle.
As Parks watched her husband and grandson after a hard day of branding calves, she thought what a great picture this would make. “There was such a look of satisfaction on their faces, I decided to get my camera and capture the moment,” recalls Parks, the grand-prize winner in the Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee’s second annual Photo-Poetry-Essay Contest.
“I took this picture because there was not only a great sense of bonding between a Grandfather and Grandson and pure quality time, but a sense of looking on the rewards of a job well done,” Parks said.
Grand prize: Vickie Parks, Flagstaff, Coconino County Farm Bureau for her photo titled, “Mission Accomplished.”
Category: The Way it Was ─ First prize: Lucia Konrath, Sonoita, Pima County Farm Bureau, for her photo titled, “On the Range”
Category: Budding Artists ─ First prize: Colten Palmer, Elfrida, Cochise County Farm Bureau, for her photo titled, “My Dad”
Category: Kids & Critters ─ First prize: Emily Hunter, Tonopah, Maricopa County Farm Bureau, for her photo titled, “Just like Dad”
We’ll be doing it all again next year, so keep those creative juices flowing and be ready to capture the moment in a photo or on paper. Information for the 2011 contest will be posted on azfb.org and we’ll be accepting entries from September 1, 2010 through April 30, 2011.