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Start snapping: Statewide agriculture photo contest opens entry period

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The beauty of Kansas agriculture has been celebrated throughout the state’s ag industry, and photographers are encouraged to capture that beauty and share it with others through the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s annual photo contest. KDA began accepting photos June 7, and will continue through Aug. 16, 2021.

This year’s KDA Photo Contest categories were selected to promote different aspects of Kansas agriculture. Kansas Weather, Celebrating Local Foods, Water in Kansas and Rural Kansas categories will showcase the many places and ways to experience agriculture across the state of Kansas. This year a video category has been added to showcase drone footage, harvest videos, or other short clips of under 30 seconds. There will be a separate youth category for photographers under age 19. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each of the six categories.

Photos which best capture the categories will be used throughout the year as KDA tells the story of Kansas agriculture. After submission, KDA is granted permission to use any photograph for publications, social media, websites, or displays without payment or other consideration from the photographer.

Photo entries should be sent in .jpg format to [email protected]. Videos should be sent in .mp4 or .mov format. Entries must include a title and brief description, where and when the photo or video was taken, the photographer’s full name and age, entry category, hometown, and email address.

Guidelines for the KDA Photo Contest, including deadlines, categories and prizes, can be seen at agriculture.ks.gov/photocontest. Voting to select finalists will begin on KDA’s social media sites in late August. For more information, contact Heather Lansdowne, KDA director of communications, at [email protected] or 785-564-6706.

Information thanks to KDA. 

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