The combines have started running in Illinois, and that means that there is another stage of the corn crop that is ripe for the snapping…snapping photos, that is! Illinois Corn reminds you to participate in the National Corn Growers Association’s third annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA hopes to capture high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. Participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2016. With your photo submissions, we’re able to use real farm photos to share your news and stories.
Open to all, the Fields-of-Corn photo contest offers a free opportunity for photographers 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, look 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.