See the winner of our 2023 Picture of the Year contest

The votes are in and the jury is out.


Union Station - Spring 2023

Photo by Michael H.

The votes are in for the KCtoday 2023 Picture of the year contest. Check out the the finalists below, including the contest winner that you — our readers — voted for.


Sleigh bells ring

Photo submitted by Luke W.

Winner: Sleigh Bells Ring by Luke Whitmore

Any Kansas Citian probably has a photo album on their phone of all their Plaza lights pics. We loved this homage to a classic and couldn’t help but connect to the sweet moment on screen. Carriage ride, anyone?


Kauffman Center Moon Blast

Photo submitted by Brian H.

Finalist: Kaufman Center Moon Blast by Brian H.

We saw a lot of photos that featured this familiar landmark but one stood out. Between the beautiful symmetry, unexpected color, fresh angle, and symbolic meaning (anyone else see a city united in red + blue?) — this shot was a clear winner.


Loose Park Rose Garden

Photo submitted by Jennifer P.

Finalist: Loose Park Rose Garden by Jennifer P.

Minus the black ice, freezing temps + even colder wind chill, Kansas City really is gorgeous under all this snow. That being said, we still can’t wait for summer — this pop of magenta reminds us that, with a little time, we’ll be ready to bloom by the end of the season.


Nelson Atkins

Photo submitted by Allie Coyle

Finalist: Nelson Atkins by Allie Coyle

Dark. Moody. Totally Gorgeous. All apt words to describe one of the best art museums in the nation... and this terrific image.


This is a detail image from the Kansas City Chiefs 2023 Super Bowl championship celebration at Union Station, February, 2023.

Photo submitted by Roy I.

Finalist: Chiefs 2023 Super Bowl by Roy I.

If you asked us what KC’s defining moment of 2023 was — we’d say this one right here. Winning our second Super Bowl in four years proved what the Red Kingdom already knew: It wasn’t luck that got us here.


Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch Tulip Festival - April 2023.

Photo submitted by Jessica C.

Finalist: Tulip Festival by Jessica C.

Yes, this is in the KC metro. This beautiful shot features a tulip festival in Kearney where everything but the geotag suggests an international photoshoot.


Union Station - Spring 2023

Photo by Michael H.

Finalist: Union Station — Spring 2023 by Michael H.

This new angle of an old favorite is anything but the typical and it certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s featuring our new favorite color... KC Current Teal.

Voting closes Sunday, Jan. 28 — so be sure to vote for the photo you think should be crowned the winner of the inaugural KCtoday Picture of the Year contest.

The winner will receive a $25 gift card to use at our online marketplace, Six & Main.

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