There is less than one week left to enter your best 2011 harvest photos into this year’s cover competition.


Farmers Weekly’s picture editor, Jodie Deakin, will be selecting one photo from this year’s Harvest Highlights gallery to appear on the cover of the 2 September issue of the magazine. To date, more than 1,000 photos have been submitted by readers and users all hoping to see their photo gracing the cover.

If you want to be in with a chance, add your photos of the season to the >Harvest Highlights gallery before Wednesday 24 August or email them to fwfarmlife@rbi.co.ukWe’ll be looking for a snap that captures the spirit of this year’s harvest experience, whether it focuses on the crop, the combines, a tractor, people hard at work or perhaps a more unusual aspect of the season.

“It is worth looking at the sort of pictures that usually appear on the front of Farmers Weekly,” said Jodie. “Close-ups can often work better than long-distance shots. The key thing is to think of the composition, as we will need a picture that either is – or can be cut to become – a square shape and has a little space on it for us to add some cover lines (these are the words that you’ll see on any cover of Farmers Weekly).

“The most important thing is that it captures the spirit of harvest. Distant ‘pastoral’ shots don’t tend to work – we’re particularly looking for photos featuring combines/tractors and/or people – ideally working.”

Pictures also need to be of high enough resolution for us to print, but please keep files under 4MB.


HOW TO ENTER

Either email your pictures to fwfarmlife@rbi.co.uk or upload them direct to the Harvest Highlights photo gallery. Remember to attach a little bit of information about where it was taken and what’s happening in the pictures.