Maquoketa Caves Prairie - New England Aster

Prairie - Third Place - Amy Costello, Maquoketa Caves Prairie - New England Aster

The River Cities’ Reader 2023 Spring Photo Contest received submissions in three categories: "Prairie," "Oaks," and "Ethanol." Here are our winners and favorites. Thanks to all who submitted!


Oaks - First Place - Zander Strong


Ethanol - Second Place - Tony Singh


Prairie - First Place - Margaret Sherwin, "Cake Too"


Oaks - Third Place - Lee Woodward, "Foggy Morning, East Moline, Illinois"


Ethanol - Third Place - Barry Miller

"Ethanol for our vehicles is produced from byproducts of crops grown on farms in Iowa and Illinois. In this image, most all of the vehicles crossing the new I-74 bridge that are creating the light trails from the headlights and taillights are running on a Ethanol blend of gasoline."


Oaks - Honorable Mention - Sebastiana Freiburg, Longview Park


Prairie - Second Place - Andy Harris


Oaks - Second Place - Lindsay McGreevy, DEC 8, 2013, No filter, unedited, "Tree of Glowing Souls"


Ethanol - First Place - Margaret Sherwin, "Down or Up" (inside an old silo)

2023 Reader Spring Photo Contest - Honorable Mention : Prairie by Joyce Singh


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