The National Corn Growers Association invites photographers of all skill levels to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA captures high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. Even those who have already submitted can enter additional photos as participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2016.
Please make sure to submit the highest resolution version of each entry possible. The best submissions are featured in NCGA’s major publications such as the Annual Report.
To see the most recent edition, click here.
The Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest offers both amateur and professional photographers a free opportunity to share their work while competing for 19 cash prizes, including a $500 grand prize. Entries will also be considered for prizes with cash awards for the top three entries in five categories including: 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.”
For more information on prizes and on these categories, click here.
It is important to note that the Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest is specifically geared toward photos of field corn and not sweet corn. If you are interested and would like to learn more about how to tell the difference, click here for NCGA’s “Tale of Two Corns.”
The grand prize, as well as the first, second and third place prizes in each category, will be judged by an impartial panel of media and communications professionals, along with SHP staff with conservation expertise, with no discrimination towards sex, race, gender or age. The panel's decisions are final.
While entries will only be accepted until November 30, 2016, entries may accumulate “likes” until December 31, 2016. Winners will be announced in January of 2017.
So, get started today! Register, upload your best farm photos and come back often to submit new entries. The first step is to click here.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.
The Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) is a biennial event happening this June. Learn more.