The northwest Kansas Nex-Tech Directory wants to communicate something special about the essence of northwest Kansas using a photograph for the cover of the 2018 directory. The image selected will win $300.

The Cover Photo Contest for the directory opened June 1 and closes Aug. 31, with winners announced in late September. Although the contest is not limited to residents of Kansas, the photographs submitted must have been taken in the directory’s coverage area, within one of the following Kansas counties: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Graham, Gove, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Smith, Thomas, Trego or Wallace.

Both amateur and professional photographers of any age can submit up to five photos for entry as long as they are each on individual entry forms. There is no cost to enter, but photos must be free of watermarks, copyrights or other graphics, and a model release form is required for any people in the photo.

For detailed rules and guidelines and to enter a photo, visit