California Farm Bureau photo contest opens
» May 15, 2004 «
Bigger prizes, new categories and more fun are offered in the California Farm Bureau Federation 2004 Photography Contest.
The contest is open to Farm Bureau members who are amateur photographers. Photos may be in color or black and white and will be judged on composition, subject matter and technical ability. The grand prize is $500. Cash prizes are also offered for first, second and third place in four categories.
A special category has been created for the 2004 contest: Stewards of the Land. It will be for photos that depict how California farmers and ranchers care for the land, its natural resources and its wildlife. First place in the special category earns $200.
Contestants may also submit one photo in each of three other categories. These categories have been revised and renamed:
- "Best of California" - Photos that capture the scenic beauty of the state's rural areas or the best of what California farmers grow and raise;
- "All in a Day's Work" - Depictions of working California farmers and ranchers;
- "Life on the Farm" - Depictions of life on California's farms and ranches.
First place winners in these three categories receive $125. Second and third place winners in all four categories receive $100 and $75, respectively.
To be eligible, prints must be at least 5 x 7 inches, but no larger than 8-1/2 x 11 inches in size, unmatted and unframed. Pictures taken with digital cameras must be high-resolution and printed on photographic paper only.
All prize-winning photos become the property of the California Farm Bureau Federation and may be published in its two publications, Ag Alert® and California Country®. They will also be displayed on the CFBF Web site and at Farm Bureau's annual meeting in December.
An entry form must be provided for each photo submitted and must be postmarked by Oct. 29, 2004. Entry forms and contest rules are available on the Web at www.cfbf.com and from county Farm Bureaus. For more information or additional forms, please call Jean Hughes in the CFBF Communications/News Division at (916) 561-5550
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