Alkali Lake’s Liz Twan (left) tied for first place with Kim Taylor of Nanton, Alta (middle) at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival last weekend for her photo of a Gang Ranch cowboy getting bucked off a colt he was breaking to ride. On the right is art show chairwomen Jane Kerner of Pritchard, presenting the awards.
The judges couldn’t choose one over the other, so they awarded both Twan and Taylor first place, splitting the prize money equally them. Twan is holding the second place ribbon because she won first place in 2011 and 2010 and Taylor was the runner up both of those years, so they handed Taylor the blue ribbon. Taylor is a widely known western photographer — some of her photos decorate homes and offices on the set of Heartland.