Ag photo contest underway, cash prizes available
Deadline Sept. 11, 2011
by Wyoming Business Council
January 25, 2011
The Wyoming Business Councilís Agribusiness Division is now accepting photos for its 4th Annual Ag Photo Contest.
Amateurs, professionals, youth and adults may submit photos to the Agribusiness Division until Sept. 1, 2011. While there are no subject categories, all submissions must be agriculture related and taken in Wyoming. Photos could include crops; livestock and farm animals; ag recreation and activities; or scenic agriculture. Photos may be in color or black and white. Contestants may submit multiple photos to the contest.
All contestants are eligible for the Grand Prize of $300. Adult contestants may win $150 and $75 for 1st and 2nd places respectively. Youth contestants may win $50 and $25 for 1st and 2nd places respectively. Winning photos will also be used in the 2012 AgriCulture Calendar issued in fall 2011.
"The response we get to this contest grows every year and we couldnít be more pleased," said Cindy Garretson-Weibel, Agribusiness Division director. "We really enjoy seeing submissions from around the state and are so impressed by the photos we receive from the many talented individuals."
Each submitted photograph should be accompanied by a completed and signed application form. The photos must be at least 300 dpi in jpeg or tiff format. Each submitted photo should include the location of the picture, the contestantís name and a title (optional) on the back of the photograph. Digital photos may be submitted on CD or via email.
For questions or to receive the application and contest rules, contact Terri Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.777.2807. Applications and contest rules are also available online at http://wyomingbusiness.org/ag/agribusiness.aspx.
All photos become property of the Agribusiness Division and may be used in marketing materials, publications and the AgriCulture Calendar.
For a free copy of the 2011 AgriCulture calendar featuring last yearís winning photos and submissions, contact Barr.
The mission of the Business Council is to facilitate the economic growth of Wyoming. The Business Council, a state government agency, concentrates its efforts on providing assistance for existing Wyoming companies and start-ups, helping communities meet their development and diversification needs, and recruiting new firms and industries targeted to complement the stateís assets. For more information, please visit www.wyomingbusiness.org.