Make your harvest photo a cover star

Farmers Weekly readers who enjoy taking photos will have a chance to see one of their shots grace the magazine front cover in our Harvest Highlights picture competition.

All you’ve got to do is send us your best shots of the season, either by emailing them or uploading them to our Harvest Highlights photo gallery.

We’re looking for a snap that captures the spirit of this year’s experience (right now, that’s “wet and late”) but it could focus on the crop, the combines, a tractor, people hard at work or perhaps a more unusual aspect of the season.

The winning picture will be chosen by our picture editor, Jodie Deakin, and will appear on a cover of Farmers Weekly towards the end of the summer. There’s no particular closing date, but when we spot the right picture we’ll use it, so don’t take too long to send in your entries.

“It is worth looking at the sort of pictures that usually appear on the front of Farmers Weekly,” says 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

Upload your pictures direct to the Harvest Highlights photo gallery or email them to

Remember to include a little bit of information about where it was taken and what’s happening.

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