#Plant15 photo contest winners

The Western Producer’s annual spring photo contest has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who participated!

It was difficult for us to to choose the winners ‏from the 470 pictures that were submitted. A wide array of images were entered, pictures of multiple generations of a family working together, farmers seeding through beautiful sunsets, and many images taken with drones, as you will see in the entries below.

Click here to see the full album: #Plant15

The winning image was submitted by Dennis Duncan. It’s of him and his granddaughter, Addi, examining the depth of the canola seed he just planted.

We chose the image because of the story told in through its clear focus on family, as well as its composition and lighting quality.

Duncan won a $500 gift certificate from Don’s Photo, as well as some great WP swag.

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Dennis Duncan

Dennis Duncan. This is a picture of my granddaughter Addi checking out where the canola seeds are in the ground. She is not quite 3 and loves to ride with papa in the tractor.

 

Second place went to Tammy Thomas for this excellent sunset seeding image sent in through twitter.

The second and third place winners both won some WP swag.

Tammy Thomas ‏ @westernproducer Beautiful Sask sunset during #plant15

Tammy Thomas @tmthomas7‏ @westernproducer Beautiful Sask sunset during #plant15

 

Tyler Burns of Windy Poplars Farm took third place with this image.

We liked the multiple elements in the picture, and he did a great jog getting a nice exposure which can be difficult when shooting towards the sun.

Tyler Burns Here's a photo from one of the last days of plant15 for us at Windy Poplars Farm.

Tyler Burns.  Here’s a photo from one of the last days of plant15 for us at Windy Poplars Farm.

Here are our previous contests:

#Harvest14:  Album      Winners

#Plant14:      Album      Winners

#Harvest13:  Album       Winners

#Harvest13:  video highlights

Below are some of our favorite submissions to the #plant15 contest, in no particular order.

Christian Mackenzie Heckle

Christian Mackenzie Heckle

 

Ernie peters @Petersernie @westernproducer my 4 year olds reading material when he's with me on the tractor

Ernie peters @Petersernie @westernproducer my 4 year olds reading material when he’s with me on the tractor

Dixie

Dixie

Rheann Kessel. David Kessel and son Ryker are getting ready to head to the field to fill the drill with the Peterbilt. It is Ryker's first seeding season on the Sauer Family Farm north of Edenwold. Balgonie, Sask

Rheann Kessel. David Kessel and son Ryker are getting ready to head to the field to fill the drill with the Peterbilt. It is Ryker’s first seeding season on the Sauer Family Farm north of Edenwold. Balgonie, Sask

John Messner

John Messner

Vanessa Horner‎ Perfect picture under the rainbow!! Taken Saturday, May 9, 2015, Blaine Lake Saskatchewan by Michael Dale Horner.

Vanessa Horner‎ Perfect picture under the rainbow!! Taken Saturday, May 9, 2015, Blaine Lake Saskatchewan by Michael Dale Horner.

Sarah Schultz‎ Filling the tank with canola while my father-in-law teaches my kids, the 5th generation, about seeding. Near Rosebud, AB ‪#‎plant15‬

Sarah Schultz‎ Filling the tank with canola while my father-in-law teaches my kids, the 5th generation, about seeding. Near Rosebud, AB ‪#‎plant15‬

Samy Meyer with Jesse Meyer

Samy Meyer with Jesse Meyer

Chris Bauer @Chris_bauer_LL @BourgaultAg Checking seed depth often is essential for success. #plant15 #fromthefield @westernproducer

Chris Bauer @Chris_bauer_LL @BourgaultAg Checking seed depth often is essential for success. #plant15 #fromthefield @westernproducer

Agritruth Research @Agritruth Spitting in Rapid City, MB. #plant15 @westernproducer

Agritruth Research @Agritruth Spitting in Rapid City, MB. #plant15 @westernproducer

justin schaeffer @schaeffs4 · 7h 7 hours ago @westernproducer #fencing #keepingthecowsin

justin schaeffer @schaeffs4 · 7h 7 hours ago @westernproducer #fencing #keepingthecowsin

Jason Whiting @whitingjj A quick check for blockages before continuing #Plant15 @4th_genfrmr @shawn_inge @westernproducer

Jason Whiting @whitingjj A quick check for blockages before continuing #Plant15 @4th_genfrmr @shawn_inge @westernproducer

Tuntland Family Farm @Tuntlandfarms Beautiful day out at the farm yesterday #farmlife #seeding2015

Tuntland Family Farm @Tuntlandfarms Beautiful day out at the farm yesterday #farmlife #seeding2015

Paul Rivière @paul8120 @westernproducer #plant15

Paul Rivière @paul8120 @westernproducer #plant15

Trevor Scherman @growharder Fert and Raxil Pro treated Utmost seed VR and collecting data @farmers_edge #vrchat @westernproducer @Bayer4Crops

Trevor Scherman @growharder Fert and Raxil Pro treated Utmost seed VR and collecting data @farmers_edge #vrchat @westernproducer @Bayer4Crops

John van Wijk @jdubvanwijk @westernproducer hard at work here in BC #Plant15

John van Wijk @jdubvanwijk @westernproducer hard at work here in BC #Plant15

Teddi @teddidear @westernproducer another long day #plant15 #lejohnfarms near Hepburn, SK

Teddi @teddidear @westernproducer another long day #plant15 #lejohnfarms near Hepburn, SK

Laurie Gillespie @MsGillespie26 @TebbSarah @FarmKidLife @westernproducer Cultivating lesson #TractorTuesday #plant15 #ThankAFarmer #Versatile855

Laurie Gillespie @MsGillespie26 @TebbSarah @FarmKidLife @westernproducer Cultivating lesson #TractorTuesday #plant15 #ThankAFarmer #Versatile855

Allan Glubis @a_al24 #plant15 off to a rough start for my neighbour @westernproducer #beststuck #flamansropenomatchsofar

Allan Glubis @a_al24 #plant15 off to a rough start for my neighbour @westernproducer #beststuck #flamansropenomatchsofar

LC @LouiseCarduner Abe is watching seed loading. #plant15 #farm365 #CFCWplant15 @EybenFarms @westernproducer

LC @LouiseCarduner Abe is watching seed loading. #plant15 #farm365 #CFCWplant15 @EybenFarms @westernproducer

VeryImportantPaysans ‏@VIPagri @CDNag @Tractorquotes #plant15 Hi cousins ! Here is The #FrenchTouch

VeryImportantPaysans ‏@VIPagri @CDNag @Tractorquotes #plant15 Hi cousins ! Here is The #FrenchTouch

Teddi @teddidear @westernproducer #plant15 #lejohnfarms near Hepburn, SK

Teddi @teddidear @westernproducer #plant15 #lejohnfarms near Hepburn, SK

Michel Camps‎ Building spud rows

Michel Camps‎ Building spud rows

Landon Olsen @MileWestLandon @westernproducer #plant15

Landon Olsen @MileWestLandon @westernproducer #plant15

Scott AndrewProtected @scottbwa @westernproducer #plant15 almost need a 2nd guy to seed while I play with my #drone #toynotatoy

Scott AndrewProtected @scottbwa @westernproducer #plant15 almost need a 2nd guy to seed while I play with my #drone #toynotatoy

Alexandre Lavoie @lavoie_11 Woke up to this this morning. Good old Mother Nature!!! Peace River, AB. #plant15 #tractortuesday

Alexandre Lavoie @lavoie_11 Woke up to this this morning. Good old Mother Nature!!! Peace River, AB. #plant15 #tractortuesday

Randy Spinney.‎ That time of year again

Randy Spinney.‎ That time of year again

Lana at SE Research @SE_ResearchFarm @westernproducer #plant15 photo Research plot drill seeding.

Lana at SE Research @SE_ResearchFarm @westernproducer #plant15 photo Research plot drill seeding.

Michiel Buijsse @BuijsseFarms planting potatoes in southern Alberta #plant15 @westernproducer

Michiel Buijsse @BuijsseFarms planting potatoes in southern Alberta #plant15 @westernproducer

Windy Poplars Farm @windypopfarm · May 2 @westernproducer here's a shot of the seeder getting brave by Big Quill Lake during #plant15

Windy Poplars Farm @windypopfarm · May 2 @westernproducer here’s a shot of the seeder getting brave by Big Quill Lake during #plant15

Michiel Buijsse @BuijsseFarms planting potatoes in southern Alberta #plant15 @westernproducer

Michiel Buijsse @BuijsseFarms planting potatoes in southern Alberta #plant15 @westernproducer

MICHEAL WIPF @MichealWipf Our second seeding unit. #SeedHawk #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

MICHEAL WIPF @MichealWipf Our second seeding unit. #SeedHawk #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

Agritruth Research @Agritruth Spring wheat variety Brandon seeded April 18 emerging. @westernproducer @SeedHawk @SeCan #plant15 #westcdnag

Agritruth Research @Agritruth Spring wheat variety Brandon seeded April 18 emerging. @westernproducer @SeedHawk @SeCan #plant15 #westcdnag

Genadri Myhre‎ #plant15‬

Genadri Myhre‎ #plant15‬

Peter Draude

Peter Draude

Sarah Leguee

Sarah Leguee

Dustin Wiens @DtotheIzzoAcres Needed my helper to put the last of the peas in. #plant15 @westernproducer

Dustin Wiens @DtotheIzzoAcres Needed my helper to put the last of the peas in. #plant15 @westernproducer

Landon Friesen @landon707 Beautiful moisture in the soil. Cool but nice conditions. @westernproducer #plant15 @DJIGlobal

Landon Friesen @landon707 Beautiful moisture in the soil. Cool but nice conditions. @westernproducer #plant15 @DJIGlobal

Ron Krahn‏@RonKrahn @westernproducer #plant15

Ron Krahn‏@RonKrahn @westernproducer #plant15

Kevin Dell

Kevin Dell

Payton Freitag Checking to make sure pea seed is set just perfect! Payton Freitag and his Dad , Gordon

Payton Freitag Checking to make sure pea seed is set just perfect! Payton Freitag and his Dad , Gordon

Drew Mullin @Mullin_95 #plant15 #burnoff #sunset #westcdnag @westernproducer @farm

Drew Mullin @Mullin_95 #plant15 #burnoff #sunset #westcdnag @westernproducer @farm

Landon Friesen @landon707 #TractorTuesday in full swing. @AgMoreThanEver @westernproducer #plant15

Landon Friesen @landon707 #TractorTuesday in full swing. @AgMoreThanEver @westernproducer #plant15

Landon Olsen @MileWestLandon @westernproducer #plant15

Landon Olsen @MileWestLandon @westernproducer #plant15

 

Sarah Simpson‎ Plant 15 picture

Sarah Simpson‎ Plant 15 picture

Conrad Waldner Baldur, Manitoba. May 18, 2015

Conrad Waldner Baldur, Manitoba. May 18, 2015

Natasha Martens

Natasha Martens

Dustin Mauws @countryboy2744 @westernproducer #plant15 #AgMoreThanEver Mauws Farms LTD seeding in Paradise Valley, AB

Dustin Mauws @countryboy2744 @westernproducer #plant15 #AgMoreThanEver Mauws Farms LTD seeding in Paradise Valley, AB

Sarah Leguee @SarahLeguee @westernproducer #plant15 fueling up this morning before the typical impending "weather event" scramble

Sarah Leguee @SarahLeguee @westernproducer #plant15 fueling up this morning before the typical impending “weather event” scramble

Robert Makowsky @robmakowsky 525/50 #BigBud pulling an 84' #SeedHawk in the hills west of Humboldt SK! #plant15 #westcdnag @westernproducer

Robert Makowsky @robmakowsky 525/50 #BigBud pulling an 84′ #SeedHawk in the hills west of Humboldt SK! #plant15 #westcdnag @westernproducer

Jon And Diane Bodurka

Jon And Diane Bodurka

Mjk Ag Services Here is a picture of my daughter Brooklynn delivering some seed treatment to me.

Mjk Ag Services Here is a picture of my daughter Brooklynn delivering some seed treatment to me.

screst

screst

Hannah Hermanson @HannahHermanson Future farmer @westernproducer #plant15

Hannah Hermanson @HannahHermanson Future farmer @westernproducer #plant15

LC @LouiseCarduner Loading fertilizer. #Derwent #farm365 #plant15 #ThankTheFarmersThursday @westernproducer @eybenfarms #CFCWplant15

LC @LouiseCarduner Loading fertilizer. #Derwent #farm365 #plant15 #ThankTheFarmersThursday @westernproducer @eybenfarms #CFCWplant15

Angela @smalltowngirl_A Our first crop together #plant15 #newlyweds #tractorride @westernproducer

Angela @smalltowngirl_A Our first crop together #plant15 #newlyweds #tractorride @westernproducer

Robert Makowsky @robmakowsky #soybeans going in the ground just outside Saskatoon, SK. @DEKALB_Canada #plant15 #westcdnag @westernproducer

Robert Makowsky @robmakowsky #soybeans going in the ground just outside Saskatoon, SK. @DEKALB_Canada #plant15 #westcdnag @westernproducer

 

 

Nigel Maxwell @nigelmaxwell Community garden takes root @princealbertnow @westernproducer

Nigel Maxwell @nigelmaxwell Community garden takes root @princealbertnow @westernproducer

Scott Barr @AltabarrScott Had a nice visitors this afternoon got to love the country life. . @AgMoreThanEver @westernproducer

Scott Barr @AltabarrScott Had a nice visitors this afternoon got to love the country life. . @AgMoreThanEver @westernproducer

Agritruth Research @Agritruth Wheat is looking good and sunset is just awesome again! #plant15 #mbag #farmlife #prairieproud @westernproducer

Agritruth Research @Agritruth Wheat is looking good and sunset is just awesome again! #plant15 #mbag #farmlife #prairieproud @westernproducer

Landon Friesen @landon707 Last 100 acres of #Dekalb #2360 soybeans going in. #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

Landon Friesen @landon707 Last 100 acres of #Dekalb #2360 soybeans going in. #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

Sarah Thorson @thorson_sarah #plant15 The boss at the farm "driving" the water truck for dad! @westernproducer

Sarah Thorson @thorson_sarah #plant15 The boss at the farm “driving” the water truck for dad! @westernproducer

Dan Ronceray @RoncerayDan @PioneerWCanada #P002's #soybean #fillup #cruiser @syngentacanada @westernproducer #plant15 #plantpioneer @JohnDeere

Dan Ronceray @RoncerayDan @PioneerWCanada #P002’s #soybean #fillup #cruiser @syngentacanada @westernproducer #plant15 #plantpioneer @JohnDeere

Lori Ann @Farmergirl4451 @westernproducer #plant15 Momma waiting for the fertilizer truck to fill #happyseeding #watrous

Lori Ann @Farmergirl4451 @westernproducer #plant15 Momma waiting for the fertilizer truck to fill #happyseeding #watrous

Sue Crest These pictures are from Skycrest Holsteins which we farm in the Athabasca area of Alberta

Sue Crest These pictures are from Skycrest Holsteins which we farm in the Athabasca area of Alberta

Chad Cardiff @ChadShartiff Drone picture of our setup #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

Chad Cardiff @ChadShartiff Drone picture of our setup #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

Jamie Mangin @jmangin_22 Kids are keeping an eye on things as we fill the air seeder! #plant15 #agmorethanever #farm365 @westernproducer

Jamie Mangin @jmangin_22 Kids are keeping an eye on things as we fill the air seeder! #plant15 #agmorethanever #farm365 @westernproducer

Kristjan Hebert @KristjanHebert @advancing_women @jennorrie @westernproducer #plant15

Kristjan Hebert @KristjanHebert @advancing_women @jennorrie @westernproducer #plant15

Sherry Christensen

Sherry Christensen

 

Kirbie Wendland

Kirbie Wendland

Vince Gerritsen. Captured in the last seconds of a 30 second exposure, big surprise. At least I got something out of the storm. North of Rockyford, Alberta

Vince Gerritsen. Captured in the last seconds of a 30 second exposure, big surprise. At least I got something out of the storm. North of Rockyford, Alberta

Joslin Freeman Plant 2015. Last field, last bit of light.

Joslin Freeman Plant 2015. Last field, last bit of light.

Dobson

Dobson

Dobson

Dobson

Melissa McWilliam ‏@mclissa123 @westernproducer Dad is going back to his roots #plant15 #replant15 #cutwormproblems #14footseeder

Melissa McWilliam ‏@mclissa123 @westernproducer Dad is going back to his roots #plant15 #replant15 #cutwormproblems #14footseeder

Dorothy J, Seibold Stranraer, Sask.

Dorothy J, Seibold Stranraer, Sask.

John van Wijk ‏@jdubvanwijk Welcome to my sandbox @westernproducer #plant15

John van Wijk ‏@jdubvanwijk Welcome to my sandbox @westernproducer #plant15

Nathan Jones Here are a few shot from the last few months for the contest!

Nathan Jones Here are a few shot from the last few months for the contest!

Nathan Jones. Here are a few shot from the last few months for the contest!

Nathan Jones. Here are a few shot from the last few months for the contest!

Shannon Enns ‏@shanny3535 @westernproducer #plant15

Shannon Enns ‏@shanny3535 @westernproducer #plant15

Shannon Enns ‏@shanny3535 @westernproducer #plant15

Shannon Enns ‏@shanny3535 @westernproducer #plant15

Nevin Stobbe ‏@FarmerStobbe #replant15 on hold. Crazy weather @westernproducer

Nevin Stobbe ‏@FarmerStobbe #replant15 on hold. Crazy weather @westernproducer

Jon Collins ‏@JDjonny9620 @CDNag pic taken yesterday. This morn plants were gone #plant15 2.0

Jon Collins ‏@JDjonny9620 @CDNag pic taken yesterday. This morn plants were gone #plant15 2.0

Kristjan Hebert ‏@KristjanHebert @JohnDeere @westernproducer @AgMoreThanEver #plant15 done. Time to wash up the gear says Bentley

Kristjan Hebert ‏@KristjanHebert @JohnDeere @westernproducer @AgMoreThanEver #plant15 done. Time to wash up the gear says Bentley

Simon Ellis ‏@FarmLifeMB @westernproducer onto the last field of #plant15. Soybeans during a sunset at Wawanesa, MB.

Simon Ellis ‏@FarmLifeMB @westernproducer onto the last field of #plant15. Soybeans during a sunset at Wawanesa, MB.

Daryl Frank ‏@FrankerD The final pass of #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

Daryl Frank ‏@FrankerD The final pass of #plant15 #farm365 @westernproducer

Amy Brown ‏@AmyMaurer8 May 29 #plant15 #fababeans #year1 @westernproducer

Amy Brown ‏@AmyMaurer8 May 29 #plant15 #fababeans #year1 @westernproducer

CSproat ‏@sproat83 Getting the wheat in before dark. @westernproducer #plant15 @SeedHawk #iCon #hawksighting

CSproat ‏@sproat83 Getting the wheat in before dark. @westernproducer #plant15 @SeedHawk #iCon #hawksighting

Mike Marshall #Plant15‬

Mike Marshall #Plant15‬

Corinne Newton @beanersongs Like father like son #familyfarm #plant15 @westernproducer photo submission

Corinne Newton @beanersongs Like father like son #familyfarm #plant15 @westernproducer photo submission

Robert Makowsky @robmakowsky Here's a one of a kind rock picker near Alida, SK. Thanks for sharing, @Aggeez28 @westernproducer @AgMoreThanEver

Robert Makowsky @robmakowsky Here’s a one of a kind rock picker near Alida, SK. Thanks for sharing, @Aggeez28 @westernproducer @AgMoreThanEver

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Anonymous entry

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Agritruth Research @Agritruth Cruiser Maxx Vibrance+BioBoost treated Pekkos from Redspers. #soybeans #plant15 @BY_seeds @Syngenta @westernproducer

Agritruth Research @Agritruth Cruiser Maxx Vibrance+BioBoost treated Pekkos from Redspers. #soybeans #plant15 @BY_seeds @Syngenta @westernproducer

Janina Currah‎ West of foam lake, taken by Ruth Gislason.

Janina Currah‎ West of foam lake, taken by Ruth Gislason.

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Kendra Dyrland‎ Farming is a family affair ‪#‎plant15‬

Kendra Dyrland‎ Farming is a family affair ‪#‎plant15‬

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