By Mona Neeley, Editor –
Electric co-op members across the state captured amazing photos of Colorado for this year’s annual magazine photo contest. We received 849 entries in the four categories: Classic Colorado, Cute Critters, Seasonal Salute and Water Wonders.
Entries included iconic mountain scenes; endless vistas from the eastern plains; owls, moose, elk and other Colorado critters; golden aspen, snowy pine trees, spring flowers, waterfalls, mountain streams, roiling rivers and so much more. Photographers in all four corners of the state captured Colorado in all its beauty, including San Isabel Electric member Debie Foster of Trinidad, who placed first in the Classic Colorado category with the photo below that captures our state flag’s classic “C” in a Colorado sunset.
Check out the first, second and third place winners in each of the four categories below. We also created a video that combines the winning entries with the runners up. Click here to see it. You can also find the video on our YouTube page. Enjoy more of the stunning entries all year on our Facebook (/COCountryLife) and Instagram pages (@COCountryLife).
2nd Place – Submitted by Alana Thrower Elbert, Mountain View Electric
3rd Place – Submitted by Donnell Allen Colorado Springs, Mountain View Electric
1st Place – Submitted by Rachelle Watkins Dove Creek, Empire Electric
2nd Place – Submitted by Coleen Graybill Buena Vista, Sangre de Cristo Electric
3rd Place – Submitted by Shane Morrison Colorado Springs, Mountain View Electric
1st Place – Submitted by Rod Martinez Grand Junction, Grand Valley Power
2nd Place – Submitted by Bethany Bracht Colorado Springs, Mountain View Electric
3rd Place – Janele Husband Craig, Yampa Valley Electric
1st Place – Submitted by Errin Walker Cortez, Empire Electric
2nd Place – Submitted by Nicole Zotter Bayfield, La Plata Electric
3rd Place – Submitted by Molly K. Johnson Granby, Mountain Parks Electric