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Ag photo contest gets under way; cash prizes

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff

The Wyoming Business Council's Agribusiness Division is now accepting photos for its 5th Annual Ag Photo Contest.

Amateurs, professionals, youth and adults may submit photos to the Agribusiness Division until Sept. 1.

While there are no subject categories, all submissions must be agriculture related and taken in Wyoming.

Photos could include crops; livestock and farm animals; ag recreation and activities; or scenic agriculture. Photos may be in color or black and white.

Contestants may submit multiple photos to the contest.

All contestants are eligible for the Grand Prize of $300.

Adult contestants may win $150 and $75 for first and second places respectively.

Youth contestants may win $50 and $25 for first and second places, respectively. Winning photos will also be used in the 2013 AgriCulture Calendar issued in fall 2012.

"This is the fifth year for the ag photo contest and the response we get grows every year," said Terri Barr, senior marketing information specialist in the Agribusiness Division. "The first year, there were only 28 photos submitted; last year, it was just shy of 300."

Each submitted photograph should be accompanied by a completed and signed application form. The photos must be at least 300 dpi in jpeg or tiff format. Each submitted photo should include the location of the picture, the contestant's name and a title (optional) on the back of the photograph. Digital photos may be submitted on CD or via e-mail.

For application and contest rules, contact Terri Barr at terri.barr@wyo.gov or 307.777.2807. Applications, contest rules and tips are also available online at www.wyomingbusiness.org in the Ag and Business Assistance Section.

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