Submissions open tomorrow for 15th Annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest

INDIANA – Beginning tomorrow, June 1, ISDA will be accepting submissions for the 15th annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest. The contest is open to all Indiana residents and was created to recognize the hard work and contributions of Hoosier farmers, as well as the beauty of the state’s agricultural landscape.

Participants are encouraged to submit photos reflecting the wide array of agriculture. The categories photos can be entered under are:

  • On the Farm: Showcasing any building, piece of equipment, or activity that is a part of life on an Indiana farm.
  • Faces of Agriculture: Features those who grow and produce food, fuel, and fiber in Indiana.
  • Agritourism: Spotlighting Indiana’s seasonal and agricultural destinations, such as orchards, wineries, and farmers’ markets.
  • Conservation: Highlight Indiana’s natural beauty with landscapes, water, and wildlife.

In total, ten winners will be selected: two from each category and two overall. Winners will be invited to attend a special ceremony at the Indiana State Fair, where they will be recognized and receive certificates from Lt. Governor Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler. Contest winners will also have their photographs featured in the offices of the Lt. Governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis throughout the year.

The annual ISDA Photo Contest accepts submissions from June 1-30.

To submit a photo (or multiple photos) to the ISDA Photo Contest during the month of June:

Fill out the Photo Contest release form

  • You can download the Microsoft Word version here.
  • You can download the PDF version here.

Email each photo and release form to

Photo release form(s) must be submitted in Word, PDF or JPG form and each photo submitted needs its own release form.

Rules, Guidelines, and Criteria