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Kentucky Living 2022 Photo Contest winners

Each year we’re amazed by the quality of photos submitted to Kentucky Living’s annual photo contest. Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit 2,840 photos across five categories— Aerial, Animals, Kentucky Travels, Nature and People. Congratulations to all winners who take home $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third place. Click here to see which photos won our People’s Choice voting. Then, start taking and gathering photos for next year’s contest, which opens next March. 

Let’s begin!

FIRST PLACE, AERIAL 

Aaron Crawford, Blue Grass Energy member 

Crawford captured this drone image of the East Pinnacle in Berea around sunrise in the fall. 

FIRST PLACE, ANIMALS

William Lamkin, Taylor County RECC member

“Came across some curious goats while on a drive in Edmonton,” says Lamkin, of Columbia. “They seemed happy to pose for me.”

FIRST PLACE, KENTUCKY TRAVELS

Grace Clark, Blue Grass Energy member

Longtime groom Steve Clark puts finishing touches on 2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. Photo taken at Jonabell Farm in Lexington.

FIRST PLACE, NATURE 

Tammy Hyatt 

“One of our sweet little frogs from the pond,” says Hyatt. “Poor thing, the mosquitoes would not leave it alone.” Photo from her garden in Wallins Creek, Harlan County.

FIRST PLACE, PEOPLE 

Allison White, Blue Grass Energy member 

Jaxton, White’s son, sits down in deep thought while playing in a Berea creek. The family lives in Harrodsburg.

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