FW 2020 photography competition: Your chance to win prizes

Farmers Weekly’s 2020 Photography Competition is offering amateur snappers £500 of cash prizes and the opportunity to see their pictures published.

This prestigious contest has eight categories spanning a range of agricultural, countryside and rural life topics.

The overall winner will receive £250, with second- and third-prize winners in each category receiving £150 and £100, respectively.

We’ll publish a whole selection of the shots we like best, including the eight category winners, in the bumper Christmas issue of Farmers Weekly. The overall winning entry plus the second- and third-prize images will be announced in January.

See also: Winner and runners-up in the 2019 Farmers Weekly Photography Competition

The eight categories are:

  • Black and white
  • Farming generations
  • Landscapes
  • Livestock
  • Machinery
  • Pets
  • Wildlife
  • Young photographer (open to anyone aged 16 or under on the closing date)

Simply upload your images to the competition page to the relevant gallery on our website, along with a description of what the picture shows, as the judges like to read a little context. The higher resolution the better, but the ideal minimum file size is 2MB.

You can enter as many pictures in as many categories as you wish, whether it’s photos taken in 2020 or in previous years. And it’s fine to resubmit pictures entered into previous FW photography competitions.

These might be shots you’re already fond of, or you might choose to get out in the great British countryside to take snaps specifically with this competition in mind.

Collectively, your entries provide a wonderful snapshot of the nation’s countryside – and the lives of those who live and work there – and, once again, we are expecting a bumper crop.

Don’t be discouraged if you’re not a regular picture-taker – some of the images we’ve liked best in previous years have been those snapped in a moment of inspiration on a camera-phone while out and about working.

The closing date for entries is 15 November 2020, so make sure you upload your shots before then to be in with a chance of winning one of the great prizes.

This is your big chance to share and celebrate the best of British farming – so good luck and get uploading!

For a bit of inspiration, here is the overall winner and a few category winners from last year’s competition.

Overall winner 2019

Hare eating grasses

© Sue Cross

People Winner 2019

Shearing

© Katie Chippendale

Machinery Winner 2019

Silaging in a field

© Olly Hopkinson

Black and White Winner 2019

Black and white close-up of man with muddy face

© Clare Wigfield

Enter the Farmers Weekly 2020 photography competition.

Sponsor’s message

“As an important feature of the farming landscape for over 50 years with its iconic blue bags a familiar site on farms across the UK, CF Fertilisers is proud to sponsor the FW photo competition and play its part in recognising the resilience and fortitude of the country’s farming community in these challenging times.”

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