With first place in two categories —Iowa and International— John Donelson was the big winner in the UIRA’s 3rd annual Travel Photo Contest, and a photo by Linda Muston won first in the other category: USA outside Iowa. The contest is supported by Hills Bank & Trust Co.

Results of the contest were announced at the April annual meeting and winners received cash awards.
IOWA — First, John Donelson (“Our Farm Pickup”); second, Larry Rettig (“Winter in South Amana #2”); third, John Moyers (“Bald Eagle”).
USA OUTSIDE IOWA—First, Linda Muston (“Beach Friends” Miramar Beach, FL); second, John Donelson (“Brown Pelicans,” CA); third, John Donelson (“Bryce Canyon Photographer,” UT.
INTERNATIONAL—First, John Donelson (“Camel Herder,” India); second, John Moyers (“Surfing,” The Dominican Republic); third, John Menninger (“Sainte-Chapelle,” Paris, France).

Members whose photos were judged Honorable Mention were:
IOWA — John Donelson, John Moyers, Kathleen Renquist.
USA OUTSIDE IOWA — John Moyers, Kathleen Renquist, George & Alliene Schrimper.
INTERNATIONAL — Kendall Atkinson, John Moyers, Beverly Robalino.

Judging of the photos—with names of photographers removed—was done by Tim Schoon and Justin Torner, photographers for the UI’s Office of Strategic Communication.  To see the winning photos online, go to https://uira.shutterfly.com/pictures/570#570.