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Cowboys And Cattlemen Photo Contest Finalists

roper_logo.JPG With Father's Day less than a week away, BEEF and Roper are paying special tribute with the "Cowboys and Cattlemen" Photo Contest. More than 70 entries were sent in from readers across the country, sharing their favorite memories of the beloved cowboy in their lives. There were stories of grandpas, dads, hired men, brothers, uncles and kid cowboys, and with so many great entries, it was hard to pick just 10. Congratulations to our 15 finalists! Let the voting begin!

FINALISTS: Cheers to our 15 finalists - Kristy Lazanoff, Becky Harrell, Carol Greet, Sarah Anderson, Kyle Clement, Lauren Chase, Rachel Marthaler, Lyndsey Garber, George Payne, Abby Namken, Shari Holloway, Jennifer Reddig, Christy Kimble, Francine Brown and Michelle McLeod.

PRIZES: In a new twist, finalists and voters will both win prizes from Roper! Just like the tough and gritty men in the beef business, Roper Apparel and Footwear offers products durable enough to get the job done and versatile enough to wear to church on Sunday mornings, and they are giving away some great prizes for our readers! Grand Champion and Reserve winners will each receive $150 gift cards to shop at any Roper retailer. Two Roper gear bags, big enough to hold cameras, lenses, cowboy boots and even tack, will also be awarded to randomly selected voters who help select our champions! It’s a win-win for everybody, so get voting!

VOTE: The finalists are numbered from 1-15 (top to bottom); select your favorite photo by its number and leave your vote in the comments section below. Voting closes June 18, with the winners to be announced the day after Father's Day, June 20. View the gallery of reader photographs here.

1. "Aaron and Ethan"


2. "Bob"


3. "My Cowboy"


4. "Don"


5. "Dunn and Brodie"


6. "Father and Son"


7. "Jake and Dad"


8. "Grandpa Jim"


9. "John"


10. "Justin"


11. "Ken"


12. "Like Father Like Son"


13. "Luke"


14. "My Dad"


15. "Raising Grady"