The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) invites individual members to enter a contest recognizing the best agricultural photography of 2013. The prize is called the 2013 IFAJ Star Prize for Agricultural Photography.
Who is eligible to enter?
Any member (in good standing) of a national association or guild that is a member of IFAJ may enter one published photograph in each category.
National agricultural journalist associations and guilds that are members of IFAJ may each enter up to three photos each (one photo per category). A national association may enter a photo taken by someone who is not a member of their association. However there is a fee for such entries (see Entry Fees).
There is no entry fee for any member in good standing of a national guild that is affiliated with the IFAJ.
There is a fee of 25 Euros for an entry submitted by a national guild if the photo was taken by someone who is not a member of their association or guild.
What photographs are eligible to be entered?
To be eligible for entry, a photograph must:
Be on an agricultural subject
Fit in one of three categories:
2. Production – this includes photos of machinery or technical aspects of farming, plant and animal production, bioenergy etc.
Photographs in this contest should enhance the editorial message of the associated story or technical copy.
A photograph that was part of a photographic feature may also be entered, but only one photo from the feature may be entered.
Have been published as editorial material in a printed publication or on the Internet between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
May be either colour or black & white.
Photographers may enter only one photo in each of the three categories.
The photo/the photos must be submitted electronically as an attachment to an email file and sent to photo contest coordinator Allison Finnamore ( allison(at)finnamore.ca) by May 1, 2014.
The entries must be sent as a jpg-file, the size must be 13 cm x18 cm at 300 dpi.
The size of the file should not be larger than 1MB.
Please send one email per entry to avoid transmission problems.
A reply email confirming receipt will be sent immediately. If you do not receive a response, please contact the coordinator to make sure that the entry arrived.
The following information must be provided in the email to which the photograph is attached:
Name, address, email address and telephone number of the entrant.
Category – people, production or nature/landscape.
The name of the publication/internet address where the photo was published, with the date and issue of publication and the headline of the story.
Click here to download the entry form, which must accompany every entry.
All entries will be posted on the IFAJ website (www.ifaj.org) before and after the contest. All entrants agree to give IFAJ free rights to publish their photos on the IFAJ website, in IFAJ publications and at IFAJ congresses.
All entrants agree to give IFAJ free rights to publish their photos on the IFAJ website, in IFAJ publications and at IFAJ congresses. Requests to publish beyond these parameters should be directed to the IFAJ Secretary General.
May 1, 2014
All photos will be judged on creativity, quality and impact. Photographs in this contest should enhance the editorial message of the associated story or technical copy.
The winners of each of the three categories will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize of 500 Euros.
An overall winner will be chosen from the three category winners. The overall winner will receive a trophy, an IFAJ golden pin and an additional cash prize of 250 Euros.
Three highly commended photos will be awarded at the judges discretion. They will receive 100 Euros each.
The award winners will be presented during the IFAJ congress in Scotland, September 2014. Entrants need not be present to win.
Contact photo contest coordinator Allison Finnamore ( allison(at)finnamore.ca)