Got an eye for what makes farming beautiful or how to tell a story through the lens of a camera? The National Corn Growers Association’s 2018 Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest is now open to help you show off your talents.
The NGCA invites amateur and professional photographers to submit their work now through Nov. 30, and it can include any high-resolution images of field corn growth from planting through harvest seasons or of the families that grow field corn.
Open to all, the Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest is free and includes 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 borne out of the Farm Family Lifestyle category. This 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.
Interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until the Nov. 30 deadline date. Voting will then be through Dec. 31. Winners will be announced in January of 2019.
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.”