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CDA: Colorado Agriculture 2020 Photo Contest Now Open

Broomfield, Colo. – Photographers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s “Best in Show” Photography Contest, celebrating the spirit of Colorado agriculture. Images representing the diversity of Colorado agriculture are welcome and encouraged, including crops, livestock, farmers’ markets, people, harvest, urban agriculture and drone/overhead shots.

Entries must be submitted by December 31, 2020 to the Colorado Department of Agriculture via e-mail and include an official online entry form submission. All photographs must be taken in the 2020 calendar year and should relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Entries will be reviewed by professionals in the fields of communications and agriculture and judged on theme, creativity and technical quality. View the contest entry form and additional contest rules here.

Three prizes will be awarded annually:  First place ($175), second place ($150) and third place ($100). Other awards and honorable mentions may be awarded as determined by the contest judges. Winners will be announced in January 2021. 

For more than 20 years, the Department of Agriculture has widely shared images submitted by photographers of all skill levels through its annual photo contest, which then become part of the Department’s photo library. Photos may be seen on the state website and a wide variety of digital and printed communications.  View previous winning photos here.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture exists to support the state’s agriculture industry and serve the people of Colorado through regulation, advocacy and education. Our mission is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture, promote a safe and high-quality food supply, protect consumers, and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.