Budding photographers are being urged to share their perspective on Australian agriculture, to help tell farming’s story on the inaugural National Agriculture Day.
With $2,000 in cash up for grabs, courtesy of Harvest Tyres, it’s time to get snapping and sharing your best farming, food and fibre pics.
It’s all in aid of taking Australians behind the scenes of our industry on National Agriculture Day – taking place on 21 November this year.
National Agriculture Day will be a national awareness campaign – putting Australians from all walks of life in touch with Australia’s farm sector. What better way to do that than with beautiful images, captured by our farming community?
We also want to showcase the supply chain from paddock to plate, and the great towns and cities that thrive on agriculture
Tony Mahar, Chief Executive, National Farmers' Federation
National Farmers’ Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar says it’s all about helping inform the community’s understanding of life on the land.
“As an industry, there is so much exciting stuff happening and there are so many opportunities in farming, but we understand that there may be a perception that life on the land is tough or even undesirable.
“Sure, farmers experience tough times – all businesses or sectors do. But that’s part of journey and we need to also convey the amazing positives of farm life – like the picturesque landscapes we work in and manage, the great characters in our ranks, the sense of job satisfaction and community, and of course the terrific food and fibre we grow for everyday Australians and for those in other countries!
“The story of our ag sector doesn’t end at the farm gate either. We also want to showcase the supply chain from paddock to plate, and the great towns and cities that thrive on agriculture,” Mr Mahar said.
How to enter
Entering is as simple as posting a public photo on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #AgDay. If you’re selected as a finalist, we’ll be in touch to confirm you’ve understood the terms and conditions.
Would you prefer to submit directly? You can do that too. Just visit www.agday.org.au/photo-competition and you can upload straight to that page.
Keep an eye on the gallery on the AgDay website to check out other entries as they come in.
Good luck, and happy snapping!