The Missouri Department of Agriculture is looking for your most outstanding shots of Missouri agriculture and rural life. Starting Monday, March 11, photographers can submit up to three JPG/JPEG digital files per category through June 14, 2019, by using an online form.

The contest is open to any amateur photographer and a special prize will be awarded to the best photo submitted by a child, age 12 and under. Photographers may submit up to three entries per category, and the entries must show some aspect of agriculture including food production or agritourism in Missouri.

Categories for the contest include

  • Beauty of the Farm
  • Faces of the Farm
  • The Farmer’s Life
  • Farm Selfie
  • Pride of the Farm
  • Children’s Barnyard

The photographer taking this year’s Best of Show photo, and all four category winners (first place only), will enjoy a plethora of Missouri products provided by contest sponsor Missouri Grown. Winners may redeem their prizes at the Missouri Grown Market at the 2019 Missouri State Fair:

Best of Show - $150 Missouri Grown Market Gift Card + canvas print of winning photo
Category Winner - $50 Missouri Grown Market Gift Certificate + canvas print of winning photo

  • Beauty of the Farm
  • Faces of the Farm
  • The Farmer’s Life
  • Pride of the Farm
  • Farm Selfie

Entries submitted by photographers age 12 and under are eligible for separate judging. The winner of the Children’s Barnyard category will receive a $50 gift card to the Missouri Grown Market.

For more information go Agriculture.Mo.Gov