Cream of the Crop Winners

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The Cream of the Crop photo contest is an annual photography competition that showcases Illinois agriculture. 


This annual competition is open to young people, and winners are chosen in the following age ranges: Ages 8-10, Ages 11-14, and Ages 15-18.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Cream of the Crop contest! Their photos are featured below.


Ages 8-10

First Place Winner

My Life

Caroline Lee- Wellington, IL


Second Place Winner

Competitive Cattle

Caroline Lee - Wellington, IL


Third Place Winner

Soaking up the Sunshine

Lilah Poplawski - Downers Grove, IL


Ages 11-14

First Place Winner

Family Tradition

Nolan Lee - Wellington, IL


First Place Winner

Butterfly on Sunflower

Blake Ferguson-Allen - Dixon, IL


Second Place Winner

Baby Chick and Radishes

Greta Falk - Elburn, IL


Third Place Winner

Frozen Berries

Alyssa Ellison - Crystal Lake, IL


Ages 15-18

First Place Winner

The Purest Bond

Anna Johnson - Durand, IL


Second Place Winner

Farming in the Rain

Gordon Rath - East Dubuque, IL


Third Place Winner

Nap Time

Denzell Schwarz - Franklin Grove, IL