2022 KCtoday holiday photo contest winners

Snowy scenes, holiday lights, and a Christmas cat — what’s not to love?

Photo of snow falling on Union Station

The weather outside is frightful, but Union Station’s delightful.

Here’s a virtual round of applause for everyone who sent in season-themed photos for our winter photography contest. We had the best time looking through these and seeing so many different perspectives of our city.

To recap, we wanted photos related to Christmas lights, winter wonderlands, holiday characters, or seasonal food + drink. We only considered photos that were submitted.

It was tough to choose, but we present to you the winning submission — the above black-and-white photo of a snowy scene at Union Station, captured by Kaylee Brown. We can practically hear the hush of snowflakes and a distant Chiefs chant.

In addition to the winner, here are our five finalists, captured by Aaron Wanger, Tom Arnhold, Jim Rand, Craig Piburn, and Ginzy Schaefer.

Note: Due to KCtoday’s website + newsletter auto-formatting, some of these photos were cropped. We tried to preserve each photo’s essence.

KC_Plaza Lights 02.jpg

Did you know old Plaza bulbs get turned into ornaments?

Photo of a frozen bubble on a cedar tree

Just a bubble chilling on a tree.

Photo by Tom Arnhold

KC_Crown Center lights

A great perspective of Crown Center’s lights.

Photo by Jim Rand

KC_Loose Park in the winter with snow

Apparently, the power was out when this image was taken.

Photo by Craig Piburn

KC_Christmas cat

To be honest, this one just cracked us up.

Photo by Ginzy Schaefer

Pro tip: Remember, you can tag @thekctoday on social media to share any photo or video at any time. We clearly have some talented readers, and we know there are more of you out there with an eye for Kansas City. We can’t wait to see and share your work.

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