Photo Contest Highlights Indiana Agriculture

(UNDATED) — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 13th annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest. The contest is open to 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.

“Indiana has some of the most breathtaking views and unique areas, and this contest is the perfect opportunity to showcase what you find most beautiful about our great state,” said Lt. Governor Crouch.

The photo above is titled 24 Row Glow from photographer Tom Jones. This photo was a 2019 overall winner of the ISDA Photo contest. 

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

  • Conservation: Highlighting Indiana’s natural beauty with photos of landscapes, water, and wildlife.
  • Agritourism: This category includes seasonal and agricultural destinations, orchards, wineries, farmers’ markets and produce.
  • Faces of Agriculture: Featuring those who grow and produce food, fuel. and fiber engaged in farming/agricultural activities.
  • On the Farm: Every building, piece of equipment, or activity that is a part of life on an Indiana farm can be included.

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 Suzanne 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.

“Agriculture touches each part of our state,” said Kettler. “Through your photo submissions. we can see the diversity, beauty. and tradition that is Indiana agriculture.”

Contestants can submit up to five photos in digital format. Photos will be evaluated based on creativity, composition. and category representation. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on June 30, 2020.

Click here for entry forms, guidelines, and criteria.