Shortlist imminent for FW photo competition

The shortlist for the Farmers Weekly 2009 Photography Competition will be announced on Wednesday (December 9).

We’ll be publishing the 12 shorlisted photos in each of the six categories in a gallery – and the overall winner and two runners-up in each category will then be announced on December 18.

If you haven’t yet entered this competition, there’s still just time, with the closing date for entries tomorrow (Friday December 4).

There are six categories, with £100 on offer for the best picture submitted in each. The categories are:

  • Arable scenes
  • Livestock scenes
  • Nature/wildlife/landscape
  • People (including kids)
  • Pets
  • Humour

How you get the photos to us:

Email them:

You can email them to

If you would like to enter different pictures in more than one category, you should send a separate email for each category containing the appropriate picture(s).

Please write your surname and the category that the attached picture(s) is being entered for in the subject line of every email you send.

Then, in the body of the email, be sure to include your full name, your address and a daytime phone number.

Digital pictures need to be a reasonable size – so each one should be bigger than 200KB but no one photo should be larger than 3MB.

Upload them to our website:

Upload them direct to our website here

This is quick and easy to do and there are instructions at that web address as to how to do it.

What happens then

A panel of judges – including FW group picture editor Jodie Deakin – will look at every picture submitted. The winning photo in each category – plus a selection of others – will be published in Farmers Weekly and on our website, FWi, over Christmas.

This competition is not open to professional photographers and any one person can enter a maximum of six images. FW may publish the winning and commended photos more than once.

Early next year, we’ll give our website users the chance to pick their “winners of winners” by picking an overall favourite from those taking the top spot in each of the categories and another £100 (in addition to the prize for winning the category) will go to the person who took this shot. Click here to see the current entries.

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