BROOMFIELD, Colo. —Picturesque agricultural landscapes can be found across Colorado, from cattle grazing in a mountain meadow and Western Slope orchards ripe with plump fruits to graceful wheat blowing in the breeze. It’s time to capture the “spirit” of Colorado agriculture through photographs. The 18th annual “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate the state’s agricultural heritage.
“It is wonderful to see the diversity of Colorado agriculture through photographs,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown. “The contest is a great way to showcase agriculture across the state.”
Entries must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Agriculture via e-mail with an official entry form by December 31, 2015. All photographs must be taken in the 2015 calendar year and must relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Prizes will be awarded in five subject areas: agritourism, crops, livestock, people and open professional. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter, however, professionals may only enter agriculture-related photographs in the “open professional” category.
Judging will be based on theme, creativity and technical quality. The photographer whose picture best depicts the “spirit” of Colorado agriculture will receive $150, and category winners will receive a “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” prize pack. All winning photographs will be displayed in the Beede-Hamil Agriculture Building at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., and will be showcased
or call (303) 869-9174 for complete contest rules and an entry form. The contest is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the AgInsights Committee and Northeastern Junior College.