Sun shines in Scotland as the winter barley is cut

Sun shines in Scotland as the winter barley is cut. Photo from gallery user The-rocket

The winter barley and oilseed rape harvests are under way and we’re hoping you will play a role in building a picture of this year’s efforts by uploading photos to our gallery. 

Even at this early stage the Harvest 2015 gallery is starting to grow with your shots of crops harvested from Cornwall to Essex and Shropshire to Lincolnshire.

See also: Harvest 2015 latest news

The more areas that contribute, the more accurately we can provide an up-to-date view of progress around the country.

Even if you are caught by bad weather or need to press on into the night to beat the rain we’d like you to share your shots.

As an added incentive, Farmers Weekly is offering readers the chance to see one of their harvest photographs on the front cover of the magazine.

Suffolk hare in stubble

Suffolk hare in stubble. Photo from gallery user Suffolkgirl

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this unique prize is upload your photos of the summer season to our Harvest 2015 photo gallery.

Uploading pictures is quick and easy – you can even put up to 10 pictures in there at once with a few simple keystrokes.

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We’re looking for a snap that captures the spirit of this year’s harvest experience – it could focus on the crop, the combines, a tractor, people hard at work or perhaps a more unusual aspect.

The winning picture will be the main image on a cover of Farmers Weekly towards the end of the summer or in the early autumn.

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

Combining winter barley in Shropshire.

Combining winter barley in Shropshire. Photo from gallery user J Taylor

How to enter the Farmers Weekly front cover harvest photo competition

Upload your pictures direct to the Harvest 2015 photo gallery

Remember to include a little bit of information about where each was taken and what’s happening in the shot

Pictures need to be of high enough resolution for us to print

Uploading pictures is quick and easy, but if you do need any additional help, there are some step-by-step instructions

Tips on taking a potential cover shot

Have a look at the sort of pictures that usually appear on the front of Farmers Weekly

Close-ups can often work better than long-distance, pastoral shots

Give some thought to the composition, as we’ll 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’re particularly keen on photos featuring combines/tractors or other machinery

Read full terms and conditions related to Harvest 2015 photos