Mike Yoder, chief photographer for the Lawrence Journal-World, has won two of the top three places in feature photography in the 1989 Missouri-Kansas Associated Press Newsphoto contest.
The awards were presented Monday at the annual meeting of Missouri and Kansas AP newspaper members in Kansas City, Mo.
Yoder, who has been on the J-W photo staff since 1983, took first and third in feature photos in Division A, the division for newspapers published in cities of 50,000 population or more.
His first-place photo, titled ``Quiet Time,'' was a picture of a grade-school student mimicking an 18th century painting during a field trip to the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at Kansas University.
His third-place photo, titled ``Whip It,'' showed a 3-year-old whippet named "Maddie" and her owner Chris Breit practicing stunts for the Ashley Whippet Frisbee Tournament.
The contest, open to photographers of AP member newspapers in the two states, drew about 320 entries from 29 newspapers.