A combine harvester works in a field

Farmers Weekly is giving readers the chance to see their harvest photograph on the front cover of the magazine.

We are always sent a fabulous selection of photos of this most iconic of agricultural activities and we enjoy looking at them all.

The pictures you typically share show harvest in all its guises – the crops, the machinery and the people.

See also: Harvest 2016 ‘front cover winner

We see sunny days, rainy days, bumper crops, weather-battered crops – and everything in between.

A combine harvester combines crops in a fieldWe will be picking our favourite towards the end of the summer or in the early autumn and we will publish it on the front cover of the magazine, giving the person who took it a mention/credit inside.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this unique prize is share your favourite shots with us. You can do this in a host of simple ways (see ‘How to enter’, below).

We will announce a closing date later in the summer (it depends on how early or late harvest is), but when we spot the perfect picture we will use it, so don’t take too long to send in your entries.

How to enter

Tips on taking a potential cover shot

  • Close-ups can often work better than long-distance, pastoral shots
  • Give some thought to the composition, as we will need a picture that either is – or can be cut to become – a square shape
  • The picture would also need 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)
  • We are particularly keen on photos featuring combines/tractors or other machinery (it’s worth having a look at the sort of pictures that usually appear on the front cover)
  • The higher resolution the picture, the better (generally, shots between 0.5MB and 5MB in size work well)

Read full terms and conditions related to Harvest 2017 photos


Stay up-to-date with all the latest harvest 2017 coverage, upload your harvest photos to our gallery and follow Farmers Weekly’s harvest accounts on Twitter and Facebook.