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NEW Photo Contest: "Calves and Cowboys"

cowboyheaven.jpg It's hard to believe April is already here. For many of you, calving season is complete. For others, you're anxiously awaiting for new calves to arrive. Either way, soon you'll all be preparing to move pairs out to pasture for summer grazing. Before spring slips away on us, I thought this would be the perfect time to have a new photo contest. This time, the theme is "Calves and Cowboys." I'm looking for entries featuring the many things that coincide with this time of year -- tired cowboys, muddy four-wheelers, new calves, cow-calf pairs, cow dogs, etc. The sky is the limit. Show us what this time of year means to you.

It’s easy to enter; simply send in your photo with description, your name and a mailing address to Entries will be accepted until April 14, 2011. From the group of entries, I will compile a complete album for your viewing pleasure, and our judges will choose 10 finalists to be voted on by you, the readers. Three winners will be selected to win limited-edition western art prints, plus have their photos featured in an upcoming issue of BEEF magazine!

The print is entitled “Cowboy Heaven” by Steve Devenyns (pictured above). Each is is signed and numbered, measures 27 x 17 in., and is among a limited edition of 750 prints. Each is a $125 value. Devenyns began painting when an automobile accident forced him to drop out of pre-veterinary classes at Colorado State University. Devenyns never returned to school, deciding instead to develop his art. With valuable coaching from respected Western artists, a good deal of determination and years of hard work, Devenyns has become recognized as one of America's finest Western artists. He’s among a number of top Western artists featured at BEEF. For more on Steve Devenyns, visit his website.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Contest open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older. To enter, send in a cattle photo with description, along with mailing address to: All entries must be received by April 14, 2011. Void outside of the 50 United States and District of Columbia and where prohibited by law. For a complete list of rules, link here.