Texel ramSophie Huntley won the 2016 Young Photographer category with this shot of a Texel ram

It’s that time of year once again – Farmers Weekly’s annual photography competition is now open for entries.

With no less than eight exciting categories to enter your farming photos into this year, this competition is your big chance to share and celebrate the best of British farming.

The competition is open to all amateur photographers and the categories cover a broad range of farming and rural topics, so it’s dead easy to find at least one you can enter. 

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And if that isn’t enough to motivate you to send in your pictures, we also have a £250 cash prize to give away to the overall winner of this year’s competition.

The categories are: 

  • Machinery
  • Wildlife
  • Livestock
  • Landscapes
  • People
  • Pets
  • Black and white
  • Young photographer (open to anyone aged 16 or under at the closing date)

Hungarian Vizla with cattle

The overall winner of last year’s competition was Rose Tabberer

To help us pick a winner, runner-up and highly commended entries from each category, this year we have invited the winner of Farmers Weekly’s 2015 harvest front cover competition Heather Ross to judge your photos.

As is tradition, we will be showing off the winning snap and a handful of the other entries we love in Farmers Weekly’s bumper Christmas issue.

Child cuddling chicken

Rosemary Furness was runner-up in the People category of the 2016 photography competition with this adorable photo

You can either get out and about to take photos specifically with this competition in mind – or you can dig out a favourite farming snap you have already taken.

We always love to read a little bit of information with your entry – so please don’t forget to tell us when and where your photo was taken, along any other details you would like to include.

Highland cow by Alice Smith

Alice Smith was runner-up in the Livestock category of the 2016 photography competition with this snap

Entering is incredibly quick and easy – you just need to upload your best pictures to one or more of the relevant online entry galleries.

The closing date is Monday, 13 November 2017. Find out more details and enter the competition.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with and wish you the very best of luck.