It’s proving a challenging harvest for many, but as combines continue to roll, more pictures are landing in our Harvest Highlights photo gallery.
Here are a few, along with details of how you could see your image appear on Farmers Weekly’s front cover.
All you have to do is upload your best summer shots to our online gallery, whether they’re of machinery, crops, people or countryside scenes, and it could win this prestigious prize.
There’s still plenty of time to enter the competition, which is open to all non-professional photographers.
How to enter
Just go to our Harvest Highlights page and follow the simple instructions. You can also browse the hundreds of shots already submitted to get some inspiration and a pictorial sense of how harvest is progressing across the nation.
Poppy Cornforth, who describes herself as “farmer’s daughter and designated photographer”, submitted this one of boyfriend James Allison cutting barley with his uncle, Rob, in North Yorkshire. “Who’d have thought that ‘date night’ would consist of running alongside a combine trying to take a perfect picture that you aren’t even in,” she jokes.
Taken from 55m up, this shows Basset winter wheat being unloaded – an arresting aerial image submitted by Guy Wakeham.
Heather Ross, winner of a previous Farmers Weekly harvest photography competition, captured this beautiful shot at Whitehouse Farm at Nether Whitacre. “Harvest was very slow to kick off in north Warwickshire,” says Heather.
Working into the evening at Lilliesleaf in the Scottish Borders as daylight starts to fade, as seen through the lens of Curtis Welsh.
Kate Searle’s photo shows her father-in-law combining near Salisbury in Wiltshire. With her fiancé, Joe, his sister, Jenna, and his brother, Dave, all either corn-carting or on the other combine, she describes harvest as “a true family affair”.
The first day of the wheat harvest at EJ Haddon and Sons South Farm in Northumberland, where variety Kerrin was coming in at 16.5% moisture. “Cutting on 8 August – it was the earliest wheat harvest start on the farm I can remember,” says Steven Haddon.
The sun setting on an August evening in Buckinghamshire. Thanks to Laura Bonner for the end-of-day image.
Benny the West Highland White Terrier keeping an eye on his master’s John Deere in Hawkesbury, Badminton. Erika Williams was at the end of the lead.
A moody sky one evening while cutting spring barley near Chicheley in Buckinghamshire, submitted by Chloe Cartwright.