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.
We 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
- Upload your pictures to the Harvest 2017 photo gallery. Remember to include a little bit of information about where it was taken and what’s happening. Uploading pictures is quick and easy, but if you do need any additional help, there are some step-by-step instructions.
- Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet them to @farmersweekly with the hashtag #fwharvest
- Share them on Facebook at facebook.com/farmersweeklyuk
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)