Wendy Nugent, newsroom employee at The Newton Kansan, was given a second-place award in the Feature/Single Picture monthly clip contest with the National Press Photographers Association Region 7 for December.
The photo was of harpist Jill Wiebe performing at Prairie Harvest.
Taking first place in that category was David Carson with the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and taking third place was Benjamin Krain with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock. Region 7 includes several states.
Although photographers who are members of this organization can enter nine photos per month in this contest, Nugent only entered one photo in December.
The NPPA contest is not divided into circulation categories. Large newspapers and small newspapers compete against each other.