2013 ISDA Photo Contest under way

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Marie Brady's low-angle shot between two rows of corn won the 2013 Putnam County Ag Day Photo Contest. Quality agriculture photos like this are now south by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture for its 2013 photo contest.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2013 Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Photo Contest is under way.

Contest winners will have their winning photographs framed and featured in the offices of the Lieutenant Governor's Family of Business in Indianapolis. They wiill also be the special guests of ISDA at this year's Indiana State Fair, where they will be recognized at the Celebration of Agriculture event.

"I enjoy these photos because they reflect the strong community pride within Indiana agriculture," said Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, secretary of agriculture and rural development.

The winning photos will also be featured the 2014 Hoosier Ag Today calendar, a joint project of ISDA, Hoosier Ag Today and Indiana Farm Bureau. For this reason, entrants are asked to submit photos that are reflective of our changing seasons.

Both horizontal and vertical photos are welcome that capture a wide variety of all agriculture sectors, including but not limited to livestock, specialty crops, cover crops and renewable fuels.


Conservation: landscape, water and wildlife

Agritourism: destination agriculture, including products from orchards, wineries, and flower gardens

Faces of Agriculture: photos featuring people engaged in the activities of daily farm life and/or giving non-ag audiences a deeper understanding of Indiana agriculture

On the Farm: buildings, animals and equipment

A calendar cover award will be given for the photo chosen to be featured on the front of the 2014 Indiana Agriculture Calendar.

Official rules, eligibility requirements and contest entry form are available on the ISDA website

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