Ag photo contest announced by state

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 11th annual Indiana Agriculture photo contest, which showcases the hard work and contributions made by Hoosier farmers.

The contest is open to the general public, and the winners will be honored during a special ceremony at the state fair.

Contestants are able to submit up to five photos in digital format (horizontal or vertical), and each photo must be accompanied by an entry form. All photos must be taken in the state by Indiana residents. Entries must be submitted no later than June 30.

Participants are encouraged to submit photos reflecting the wide array of agriculture. The categories photos can be entered under are:

  • On the Farm: Showcasing any building, piece of equipment or activity that is a part of life on an Indiana farm.
  • Faces of Agriculture: Featuring those who grow and produce food, fuel and fiber in Indiana.
  • Agritourism: Spotlighting the state’s seasonal and agricultural destinations, such as orchards, wineries and farmers markets.
  • Conservation: Highlighting the state’s natural beauty with landscapes, water and wildlife.

Winners will have their photographs featured in the Offices of the Lt. Governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis. Winners also will be special guests during the Celebration of Agriculture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at the state fair.

For entry and release forms, guidelines and criteria, visit