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This Harvest, Take Your Camera Along in the Combine

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM by Iowa Corn

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) asks photographers and farmers to help tell the story of farming and harvesting field corn in America through the first annual Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. Through this contest, NCGA captures high-resolution photos of corn growth from seed to harvest and the families that grow it. While the contest opened in June, interested participants will be able to submit multiple entries until November 30, 2014.

Open to all, the Fields-of-Corn photo contest offers a free opportunity for photographers to share their work while competing for a $500 grand prize. Entries will also be considered for prizes with cash awards for the top three entries in five categories including: Farm Family Lifestyle, Farming Challenges, Growing Field Corn, Scenery/Landscape, and Still Life from the Farm.

For more information on prizes and on these categories, click here.

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."

Photos will be ranked by members of the public, who will be asked to select their favorites using online Facebook "Likes." The Top 10 photos in each category will then be judged by an impartial panel of professionals in the fields of journalism, marketing, advertising and agriculture with no discrimination towards sex, race, gender or age. The panel's decisions are final.

So, keep clicking away! Register, upload your best farm photos and come back often to submit new entries. The first step is to click here.

Even if you aren't a photographer yourself, you can still join in the fun by "liking" your favorite photos and sharing them on social media. Take a look at the incredible array of beautiful photos already submitted by clicking here.

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