July 21, 2010

Hit Us with Your Best Shot in the Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

Deadline to enter July 26

Maybe it's a landscape photo of a beautiful Missouri farm nestled alongside a cornfield. Or maybe it's a snapshot of your pride-and-joy tractor that has been in your family for years. Whatever inspires you on the farm, we want your photos for the Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest. The contest, open to all amateur photographers, offers a chance to win prizes from the AgriMissouri program and have your photos featured at the Missouri State Fair. Deadline to register is July 26.

Participants can enter up to three photos each in five categories: The Beauty of the Farm, Faces of the Farm, The Farmer's Life, The Pride of the Farm and Children's Barnyard (open to photographers age 12 and under). Entries will be judged on visual impact, creativity, memorable content and image quality.

A $50 AgriMissouri gift basket will be awarded to the winner in each category, while the single image selected as the judges' favorite overall will receive a $100 gift basket as the Best of Show winner. The Children's Barnyard category winner will receive an agritourism outdoor adventure. Winners will be announced the week of Aug. 2 and winning photographs will be displayed at the 2010 Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Aug. 12-22.

For a complete list of rules and guidelines, visit mda.mo.gov/focus/. All photos submitted to the contest will featured on the MoAgriculture Flickr page.