WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is launching its eighth annual photo contest beginning August 2. The CSIF Photo Contest gives Iowa farmers the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their operation. This year’s contest will feature three photo categories for participants to enter: portrait, livestock and scenic. Iowa’s farmers are encouraged to submit a photo within one of the three categories that best showcases their farm.
The photo contest will be featured on the CSIF Facebook page, and the winner will receive a CSIF prize package including a cooler and CSIF merchandise.
“A picture is worth a thousand words,” says CSIF Assistant Field Specialist Gabby Glenister. “The photo contest is a great way to celebrate farmers as wonderful caretakers of the land and animals. We are putting a fresh twist on this year’s contest by dividing entries into three categories. Contest entries should represent the importance and diversity of Iowa agriculture, be technically brilliant, tell a story, and follow contest rules.”
To enter, email your favorite ag photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 12. Photos must be at least 8x10in. at 300ppi and submitted in either JPG or PNG format. Entries should include the following information along with the selected photo: first and last name, county, phone number, mailing address, photo caption and category. Participants are limited to one photo per category per household. Entrants must be an Iowa resident and like/follow the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and TikTok (if applicable).
All photo entries will be posted to the CSIF Facebook page on August 13 and voting will be open until August 17 at 12 p.m. Votes will be counted by the number of likes on the original photo posted to the CSIF Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded to the entry that receives the most votes in each category. Winners will receive a CSIF prize package including a mini-fridge and CSIF merchandise.
CSIF is a non-profit organization that assists livestock farmers who want help interpreting rules and regulations, guidance on good site locations for barns, counsel on enhancing neighbor relations and tips on how to protect the environment at no cost. This positive, solutions-based approach to helping livestock farmers grow is a collaborative effort involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy. For more information, call 800.932.2436 or visit supportfarmers.com.
— Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
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