See your harvest picture on our front cover

How would you like to see one of your photos make the front cover of Farmers Weekly?



Once again we’re giving you the chance, with our Harvest Highlights picture competition.


All you’ve got to do is send us a photo that captures the spirit of this year’s harvest – you can either email them to us or upload them directly to our Harvest Highlights photo gallery.


This is the third year we’ve run this competition and last year reader Steve Rowland took the honours with his picture taken at Boyton in Cornwall as he was cutting barley while working for contractor Phil Strout.


The two runners-up were Anthea Kitching who submitted a stunning long-distance shot of a Claas combine working in winter barley at Crathorne Farms, North Yorkshire; and Nigel Davies of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, who sent us a beautifully composed picture of a trailer offloading barley.


The winning picture will be chosen by our picture editor Jodie Deakin and will appear on a cover of Farmers Weekly this summer. Pictures ideally shouldn’t be too small, but must be under 4MB.


“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.”


How to enter


Either email your pictures to fwfarmlife@rbi.co.uk or upload them direct to the Harvest Highlights photo gallery at www.fwi.co.uk/harvestpictures2010


Attach a little bit of information about where it was taken and what’s happening in the pictures. 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 pictures.

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