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The Omaha World-Herald is looking to uncover the best in photography from Nebraska. Amateurs and professionals may submit photos, and voters will select the winners to be featured in the "Focus on Nebraska" book later this year.
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Winners
 
During the six months of the Focus on Nebraska contest, thousands of amazing pictures were submitted and over a million votes were cast. These photos were chosen as the winners of the Focus on Nebraska contest. Thank you for submitting your photos of Nebraska and casting votes for your favorites.

The winning photos, along with other submitted photos chosen by the Omaha World-Herald editorial staff, will be displayed in a Focus on Nebraska book that will be available in November 2012. The books can be purchased through the World-Herald's online store — owhstore.com — or at the Omaha World-Herald Building at 1314 Douglas St., Omaha, Neb.

Each winner will receive one free Focus on Nebraska book and will receive 50% off the purchase of up to 5 additional books.

 
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Abstract  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Playing with Light
Description:  Playing in light.
First Name:  Sarah
Last Name:  Cortinas
Public Name:  sjcNE

 
Animals  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Lazy Day
Description:  A cloudy Sunday drive through ...
First Name:  Bryan
Last Name:  Wray
Public Name:  BMW2012

 
Architecture  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Bridge across the Niobrara
Description:  The Walking bridge at Niobrara ...
First Name:  Sarah
Last Name:  Kohtz
Public Name:  SKohtz

 
Celebrations  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Sparks of Love
Description:  This wedding portrait was taken ...
First Name:  Kari
Last Name:  Thompson
Public Name:  kthompson6

 
Children  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Tim is so Happy
Description:  A day out with my ...
First Name:  Kelli
Last Name:  Brady
Public Name:  imcrafty2

 
Entertainment  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Perfect Formation
Description:  U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flying ...
First Name:  Patrick
Last Name:  Thiem
Public Name:  pjt12

 
Festivals  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Papillion Days
Description:  Night Rides at Papillion Days!!!
First Name:  Brad
Last Name:  Kohler
Public Name:  bc3ks92
City:  Omaha
State:  NE

 
Flowers & plants  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Sunrise Sunflower
Description:  Dawn from behind a sunflower.
First Name:  Benjamin
Last Name:  Vogt
Public Name:  benvogt

 
Food  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Drive-In Food Tray
Description:  Drive-In order of hamburger, fries, ...
First Name:  Robert
Last Name:  Hilsabeck
Public Name:  Hilsabob

 
Friends & family  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Father and Son
Description:  Taken after my brother-in-laws wedding.
First Name:  Brooke
Last Name:  Frerking
Public Name:  capital2

 
Hunting & fishing  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Flintlock Tom
Description:  2012 Turkey
First Name:  JayDee
Last Name:  Fliohr
Public Name:  Jay

 
Huskers  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Tailgating!
Description:  How do you tailgate? We ...
First Name:  Ruben
Last Name:  Ramos
Public Name:  Ruben

 
Industry  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Above The Fruited Plains
Description:  As I was going into ...
First Name:  Sharon
Last Name:  Fiddes
Public Name:  sfiddes

 
Landmarks  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Old Market Passage Way
Description:  Beautiful down town old market ...
First Name:  Martha
Last Name:  Rieck-Jones
Public Name:  stormchase

 
Landscapes  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Fiery Sunset
Description:  The Fort Robinson State Park ...
First Name:  Jim
Last Name:  Conley
Public Name:  JHusker

 
Life: Urban  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Steak with the Fiance'
Description:  Newly engaged couple poses near ...
First Name:  Nicole
Last Name:  Ferguson
Public Name:  Fergtograp

 
Life: Rural  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Long Horns
Description:  I didn't know people still ...
First Name:  Ronnie
Last Name:  Reid
Public Name:  ronniereid

 
Life: Small town  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  WAHOO Li'l Rodeo Cowboy
Description:  Little Cowboy ....Big dreams at ...
First Name:  d s
Last Name:  chamley
Public Name:  dscham

 
Music  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Ebony & Ivory
Description:  The basis of beautifil music.
First Name:  Kacee
Last Name:  Fiddes
Public Name:  kcfiddes

 
Pets  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Dog and Church
Description:  Mr. Pups and the Glass ...
First Name:  Brenda
Last Name:  White
Public Name:  soonerpup

 
Portraits  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  "Two Of Us Now, Isn't Mom Lucky? I Know I Am!"
Description:  Maddy waited 8 years for ...
First Name:  lois
Last Name:  bentz
Public Name:  loisjoan

 
Recreation  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Canoeing
Description:  Under sunny skies, a group ...
First Name:  Don
Last Name:  Browers
Public Name:  dbrowers

 
School  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  marching on...
Description:  Bellevue West players bring the ...
First Name:  erica
Last Name:  carley
Public Name:  boltonej

 
Sports  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Broken Bat
Description:  June 24, 2011 - Florida ...
First Name:  Craig
Last Name:  Welling
Public Name:  crwelling

 
Seasons: Fall  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Nebraska Sunrise
Description:  Lookout Point located in Ponca ...
First Name:  marcus
Last Name:  white
Public Name:  thehog

 
Seasons: Spring  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Golden Sunrise
Description:  Morning sunrise
First Name:  S
Last Name:  Workman
Public Name:  willchute2

 
Seasons: Summer  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Tilt-a-Tube
Description:  My son makes the turns ...
First Name:  Sandy
Last Name:  Schroth
Public Name:  sschroth1

 
Seasons: Winter  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Round the Bend
Description:  A winter scene on the ...
First Name:  Mick
Last Name:  Krupski
Public Name:  BrownPark7

 
Still life  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Passed Life
Description:  Fallen tree in the lake ...
First Name:  Shawn
Last Name:  Rathman-Stuhr
Public Name:  Shawnr196

 
Transportation  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Old Ford
Description:  This is a cool old ...
First Name:  Eric
Last Name:  Van De Graaff
Public Name:  ericvdg

 
Weather  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Windmill Lightning
Description:  Spectacular night of lightning
First Name:  Dale
Last Name:  Gerdes
Public Name:  BlueMoon

 
Working  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Moving Mountains
Description:  I carry a camera with ...
First Name:  Larry
Last Name:  Schroth
Public Name:  lsschroth1

 
Zoo animals  
 
Status Winner
1st Place
   
 
Title:  Look into My Eyes
Description:  A Silver-Back Gorilla staring at ...
First Name:  Craig
Last Name:  Malburg
Public Name:  cmalburg

 
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