The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is once again inviting amateur and professional photographers to help tell the story of farming American field corn through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. The contest allows the nation’s corn growers to submit high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest. Those who have already submitted entires can also enter additional photos, as participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2016.
Entries should be submitted in the highest resolution possible. The best submissions will be featured in NCGA’s major publications, including the Annual Report.
19 cash prizes are also up for grabs in the contest, including a $500 grand prize. Cash prizes will also be received by the top three entries in each of the five categories: Farm Family Lifestyle, Farming Challenges, Growing Field Corn, Scenery/Landscape and the Soil Health Partnership’s new Conservation category. Additional first, second and third prizes will be awarded for the entries with the most “likes.”
An impartial panel of media and communications professionals, along with Soil Health Partnership (SHP) staff with conservation expertise, will judge the grand prize, as well as the first, second, and third place prizes in each category.
Entries to the Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest should be specifically geared toward photographs of field corn, not sweet corn. Learn more about the difference between the two by clicking here.
Entries will be accepted until November 30, 2016, and entries may accumulate “likes” until December 31, 2016. Winners will be announced in January of 2017. To get started, click here to register, upload your best farm photos, and come back often to submit new entries.
More information on prizes and on these categories can be found here.