You gave us your best shots: 2023 MMPA photo contest results

Selected from over 50 entries, the five winning photographs from MMPA’s sixth annual photo contest capture beautiful scenes on dairy farms throughout the Great Lakes region.

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.

1st Place

Photographer: Stephanie Weil
Photo Title: The Golden Hour After Rain
Hometown: Goodrich, Michigan

2nd Place

Photographer: Nicole Nickolaus
Photo Title: Feed Me
Hometown: Conklin, Michigan

3rd Place

Photographer: Joe Ankley
Photo Title: A Watchful Mother
Hometown: Imlay City, Michigan

People’s Choice Award

Photographer: Victoria Wright
Photo Title: Cows in the Pasture
Hometown: Cass City, Michigan

Staff Choice Award

Photographer: Drew Rupprecht
Photo Title: Our Chore Girl
Hometown: Vassar, Michigan