WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, has announced the 2013 Farm Bureau Photo Contest. The contest is open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and staff above 18 years of age at the time of entry, including professional photographers.
Photo submissions will be used to accurately portray today’s agriculture and safe practices of farmers and ranchers, and also for future publications and promotions by AFBF and related companies. Photo submissions must exemplify safe practices on the farm or ranch.
The contest will run May 20 through Oct. 15 and photos may be entered in three categories: Sharing the Story; Working on the Farm or Ranch; and My Scenic Farm or Ranch. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three placing photos from each category. First place winners will be awarded $100, second place $75 and third place $50.
New to the contest this year, special $200 awards may be given to photographers showcasing animal care, safety or the Farm Bureau Proud initiative in their contest submissions. Judges also will select a “Best in Show” winner for the most dynamic photo entered as well as two-runners up. The Best in Show winner will receive $400, with first runner-up and second runner-up receiving $300 and $250, respectively.
“Today’s family farmers and ranchers work hard to provide a variety of food choices that meet consumer demand. They’re also growing more food using fewer resources than ever before,” said AFBF President Stallman. “We look forward to seeing a rich tapestry of submissions from photographers around the country,” he added.
Contest winners will be announced Nov. 15 on Farm Bureau’s social media platforms and website, and celebrated at the AFBF Annual Convention in January 2014 in San Antonio.
For more information on how to register and to view the contest rules and regulations visit the 2013 Farm Bureau Photo Contest webpage. Questions about the contest may be sent via email firstname.lastname@example.org.