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Winners chosen for NGCA’s Fields-Of-Corn Photo Contest


The nearly 600 images submitted as part of the 2018 National Corn Growers Association Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest made it a record-breaking year. And 25 of those shots, representing photographers from 16 states, took home prizes.

This year’s grand prize photo was submitted by Ryan Kanode from Colorado with the photo titled “Golden.”

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The contest is made up of eight categories ranging from farming challenges to growing field corn to the farm family lifestyle, plus the most popular which is based completely on Facebook likes. A first, second and third place prize is selected for each category. Winners are determined through a combination of Facebook likes and are selected by a panel of judges. Since the contest launched in 2014, more than 2,000 photos have been entered into the contest. 

All of the winning photos can be found by clicking here.

Here’s a sneak peek at two of them, with many more amazing shots on NGCA’s site:

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“Every year it gets harder and harder to judge the photos as the quality and quantity continues to grow,” said NCGA Graphic Communications Manager Beth Musgrove. “One of the things the judging committee loved about Ryan’s photo is that it represented part of the story of agriculture that we typically don’t see captured in photography. This photograph could have a variety of different meanings to it, depending on who is viewing it. For some, it signals the last load being delivered and the end of the season. For others, it could represent the beginning of harvest. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.”

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