A roping cowgirl photographed in the Black Hills in South Dakota took top honors in the 2012 ABC Newspapers annual photo contest, which was sponsored by National Camera Exchange.
Debbie Kippen of Blaine captured the award winning photo in September 2011. Second-place honors went to David Madsen of Andover, who took a photo of the I-35W bridge framing the Minneapolis skyline. Third place went to Todd Strand of Ramsey, who entered a photo of a fire dancer at the City of Lakes Loppet in Minneapolis.
Honorable mention winners include Robert Suchanek, Blaine; Maggie Moe, Anoka; Bob Bursaw, Andover; Randy Ripley, Blaine; Shirley Ambrosier, Coon Rapids; Natasha Brady, Ham Lake; Jon Miller, Ramsey; Tommy Williams, Blaine; and Jon Miller, Ramsey.
This year there were 152 photos judged in the contest. All of the entries are also available for viewing at www.abcnewspapers.com.