Selected from 100 entries, the five winning photographs from MMPA’s third annual photo contest capture exactly what it means to live the dairy lifestyle. In this year’s contest, there were five awards given: first, second and third place judged by a panel of judges, along with a People’s Choice Award determined by public voting and a Staff Choice Award, the favorite photo among MMPA employees.
The first-place winner was Katherine Weber of Vassar, Michigan, with her photo titled “Pretty in Yellow.” The photo was taken on Weber Family Dairy and is the perfect scene for a prize-winning photo. Capturing a Jersey cow in a field of dandelions awarded Katherine a $100 gift card to MMPA’s Farm Supply Store.
Stephanie Weil of Goodrich, Michigan, took home second-place with her photo entry titled, “Pure Golden Exuberance.” A dog’s life on a dairy farm is adventure-filled and Stephanie’s photo captures it all! As recognition for her impressive photography skills, Stephanie will receive a $50 gift card to MMPA’s Farm Supply Store.
Placing third was also Stephanie Weil with her other photo entry titled, “Fall Framed Window.” Taken on Weil Dairy Farm, the photo captures a beautiful harvest scene. Stephanie will receive a cheese box from Heritage Ridge Creamery to acknowledge her success.
People’s Choice award
The People’s Choice Award was given to “5th Generation Farmer” captured by Leah Bolday of Emmett, Michigan, on Bolday Dairy Farm. With fistfuls of hay and a handsome grin, the photo caught the eye of the general public receiving nearly 20 percent of all votes in the People’s Choice Contest. Leah will receive a $25 gift card to MMPA’s Farm Supply Store.
MMPA Staff’s Choice
Lastly, Freda Diemer of McBain, Michigan, with her photo titled “Adora-bull Calf” won the hearts of MMPA’s employees earning Freda the Staff Choice Award. Freda’s photo rounds out the best of the 2020 MMPA Photo Contest.
This article was originally published in the September/October 2020 issue of the Milk Messenger. Subscribe »