Get your harvest photo on FW’s cover – competition now open

There’s still time to enter your best photos of harvest 2018 into our competition to find a jaw-dropping front cover image for Farmers Weekly magazine.

We want to celebrate harvest by showcasing your most amazing pictures and we will choose our favourite photo to feature as the main image on the glossy cover of farming’s favourite magazine towards the end of the harvest season.

This annual competition is open to all amateur photographers and the photo must be your own. There is no limit to the number of entries that you can submit.

See also: Tips on farm photography from a former FW competition winner

Visit our harvest 2018 gallery to upload your snaps, see what other readers have been sharing and to read the full terms and conditions of the competition.

When uploading your entries, don’t forget to add a short description telling us where the photo was taken and what it shows.

We will also be sharing some of your harvest photos on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts – so keep your eyes peeled.

To give you an idea of what our brilliant readers have been snapping, here’s a selection of the fantastic harvest pictures submitted so far.


Oli Whiteley uploaded this stunning evening snap of wholecropping on the Devon/Cornwall border.


Rain (and lightning) stops play – this dramatic shot was captured by Will Jones.


Into darkness – former FW harvest photo competition winner Heather Ross hasn’t lost her eye for a cracking picture. This one shows combining oilseed rape as the light fades in north Warwickshire.


This eye-catching close up was taken by Alexander Winslade. He captions it: “The beauty of design and engineering”.

See also: Young farmer shares top tips for taking awesome farm photos


Bird’s eye view – Olly Pemberton took this winter barley combining photo on his drone as a curious Red Kite swooped into shot.


Stags and stubble – Tom Balchin grabbed a photo of two spectators while the combine munched on oilseed rape.


Golden hour – a beautiful sunset silhouette taken by Josie Edwards at Coldharbour Farm in Oxfordshire.


Don’t stop me now – this John Deere combine appears to be running from the oncoming storm at Rowles Farm in Berkshire. Tom Carlisle uploaded this one to our gallery.

Feeling inspired?

Why not get out and about with your camera and have a go at capturing the great British harvest?

Be sure to upload your harvest 2018 photos to our gallery to be in with a shout of seeing your snap on the cover of Farmers Weekly magazine towards the end of the harvest season.

Cover-worthy images need to be high-resolution (that’s about 2,400 pixels wide) and able to be cropped to a square. Good luck.

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