JUDGING

Judging and Winning

What's new for 2019

Two $500 PRIZES: Most Popular and the Grand Prize

Each category will be reviewed by a panel of Judges for to award 1st Prize $300, 2nd Prize $200, and 3rd Prize $100 and a Grand Prize of $500.

In addition, the photo with the most likes on social media shared through Fields-of-Corn.com will also be awarded a $500. 

 

The panel will be looking for high quality/high-resolution photos in the following categories:

 

  1. Corn - Pictures of the mature yellow ears of corn focusing most upon the golden corn kernels. Check the archives for examples here.
  2. Growing Field Corn - All stages of growth from planting to harvesting field corn.
  3. The Farm Family Lifestyle - Examples of life on the farm: Generational, Working, Playing, Pets, Children, Livestock and Family Meals
  4. Scenery/Landscapes – Examples: Cornfield, Farmland, Livestock, Wildlife, Sunrise and Sunset, Blue Skies, Rainbows, Clouds, etc.
  5. Farming Challenges – Examples: Effects on Crops, Disease, Pests/Insects, Weeds, Weather such as flood, drought, tornado, etc.
  6. Conservation - Conservation technology in action, can be cover crops, and no-till, nutrient management, grass waterways, buffers, wildlife, pollinator protection, sustainable agriculture. 
  7. New! True Grit-Women's Edition - Focus on women getting the work done, dirty jobs, feats of strength. Many women have taken leading roles on the farm over the years. It's time we see them in action. 

 

Judges consider quality, relevance, composition, resolution and social media likes. Judges decisions are final.

 

Your photo once submitted and approved will be featured in Photos of the Day on the Fields-of-Corn home page.

Also, make sure you keep up with our Facebook page

 

TIPS:

  • Share with your Facebook friends to gain more likes and increase your ranking while also showing those who reside outside of farming communities authentic images of rural life. 
  • IMPORTANT: Shoot your photo at the maximum resolution your camera will allow and submit that original without compressing or reducing the size. 
  • Note for 2019-Contest site will not accept photos with a resolution less than 4000 pixels in width. 
  • Be safe. Photos of unsafe farm practices will be eliminated.
  • Don't wait to enter, minimum resolution requirements may take longer to upload. Once the contest is closed, there is no way to submit.

 

Submission deadline November 30, 2019 11:59:59 PM CDT. Voting closes December 31, 2019 11:59:59 PM CDT .