The World-Herald photo staff had a strong showing in the annual Inland Press Association awards with four first places, one second place and one third place. Check out our high-resolution gallery of the winners.
Matt Miller won first place for his portrait of hunting guide Ralph Kohler, 94, sticking his head out of a duck blind.
Alyssa Schukar received several honors for her photos of branding in the Sand Hills, including first place in picture story, first place in feature photography and second place in Feature/Entertainment picture use for a page designed by Katie Larson and Tammy Yttri.
Jeff Beiermann received third-place honors for his aerial shot after the 2011 flood of harvesting in the Missouri River bottom.
Schukar was also honored, alongside designers Brady Jones, Tim Parks and Yttri, for her photos of the bighorn sheep roundup in Canada.
Inland is an organization of nearly 1,200 newspapers from throughout the country. The World-Herald is judged in a category of papers with circulation of 75,000 and higher and is competing against some of the largest news organizations in the U.S.