Local girl takes third place in Cream of the Crop Photo Contest

THIRD PLACE–Alison Koester of Red Bud took third place for her age category in Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ 2020 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest. She is pictured with her photo, “Guarding Eggs,” that she took at her grandparents’ farm. She is the daughter of Daniel and Mary Koester and a fourth grade student at Red Bud Elementary School.

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs on Aug. 19 announced the winners of the 2020 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest. The annual contest encourages young photographers to explore and take photos that share their vision of agriculture in our state.

“Illinois is a proud leader in agriculture serving people all around the world,” Frerichs said. “Thank you to all the children and young adults who participated in this contest, giving us a glimpse of Illinois farms, animals, and rich culture through your eyes.”

Winning photo entries can be viewed at www.CreamoftheCropContest.com. Winning entries and other submissions will be featured in a 2021 calendar and used in marketing materials.

For more results from this photo contest, please see this week’s print edition.