Lindsay Mitchell

Jul 02, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Public Outreach

The Illinois Corn Growers Association and National Corn Growers Association invite photographers, both amateur and professional, to help share our story of farming field corn in America through the fifth 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. Interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2018.


Open to all, the Fields-of-Corn photo contest offers a free opportunity for photographers to share their work while competing for 25 cash prizes. Prizes include cash awards for the top three entries in eight categories including Corn, Growing Field Corn, Farm Family Lifestyle, Scenery/Landscape, Farming Challenges, SHP Conservation, one for the most popular as determined by Facebook “likes” and, new this year, True Grit.


The new True Grit category was born out of the Farm Family Lifestyle category. This new category focuses on the people getting work done with their bare hands. The Little Farmers category was eliminated from the contest this year, but photos of that nature will still be accepted in the Farm Family Lifestyle category.


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.”


While entries will only be accepted until November 30, 2018, entries may accumulate “likes” until December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced in January of 2019.


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.