Win cash prizes in FW’s 2021 Photography Competition

Farmers Weekly readers have the chance to win a share of £500 – and see their work published – thanks to the Farmers Weekly Photography Competition 2021.

Now established as a popular fixture in the calendar, the competition offers you the chance to enter your best shots in eight categories, spanning farming, the countryside and rural life.

Up for grabs is a £250 first prize, with £150 for second place and £100 for third.

See also: FW photography competition – winners and best of the rest

It’s also an opportunity to showcase your photos, as we’ll be publishing a selection of our favourites in the magazine, on our website and on social media.

You can enter as many pictures in as many categories as you like, simply by uploading them to the appropriate online gallery.

The categories are:

  • Machinery
  • Livestock
  • Landscapes
  • Wildlife
  • People
  • Black and white
  • Pets
  • Young snapper (open to anyone 16 or under on the closing date)

So get out there with your camera, phone or drone and capture some new shots, or dig out the best images you’ve previously taken of agriculture, the great outdoors and the people who live there.

Whether it’s mist over a meadow, machinery eating up the acres or a beloved pet, we’re looking forward to see your stunning shots before the closing date of 15 November 2021.

Go to the Farmers Weekly Photography Competition 2021 page to upload your photos and see easy-to-follow instructions for entry.

5 tips for a winning image

1. Always have your camera handy

You never know when something exciting might happen and there is nothing worse than realising you have left your camera at home when you spot a brilliant photo opportunity.

2. Liven up your landscapes

Photos of landscapes run the risk of appearing a little “flat”, but an object in the foreground adds interest and a sense of depth.

3. Capture the action

Shots that show movement or activity are more interesting than those of a passive subject. A farm is a hive of activity – for example, a flock of sheep moving across a field.

4. Add warmth and vibrancy

The colours of photos taken at dusk or dawn, when the light is warm and not too harsh, can be particularly pleasing. As a rule of thumb, sky colours are often at their best 20min before sunrise and 20min after sunset.

5. Safety first

Always remember to take care when out and about with your camera, particularly if you’re near livestock or machinery.

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