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#Plant15 photo contest winners

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.

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
Anonymous entry
Anonymous entry
Anonymous entry
Anonymous entry
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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