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2016 Amateur Photo Contest



The Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee holds this annual photo contest to provide an opportunity for Farm Bureau members to showcase agriculture and to encourage appreciation of rural Georgia. This competition offers amateur photographers the chance to explore the many activities, seasons, triumphs, disappointments and faces of agriculture, our state’s #1 industry. The photos that win this competition will capture the image and spirit of agriculture and Farm Bureau in Georgia.



Bridget Hitchcock of Washington County won the Grand Prize in the 2015 Photo Contest for this photo, titled "Baby Love."




The contest is open to any amateur photographer (one who receives no income from photography) who is a member of Georgia Farm Bureau.



Contest Rules


All photos must highlight Georgia agriculture and must have been taken in 2015 or 2016. Each entrant may enter four (4) photos, and only those of highest quality will be considered.


All digital photos must be in .jpg format, and sent as an attachment by email to In the subject line of the email type “Photo Contest”.


Also attach a completed Photo Contest Entry Form to the email with your photo(s). Photos submitted without an entry form will not be accepted.



Click for Photo Contest Entry Form



This form is a PDF document, which can be filled out directly on your computer. Simply right click on the link above, and save the document to your computer. After saving, double-click on the document to open it in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, fill out the entry form, and save the completed document to your computer. It can then be emailed with your photo entries.


Photos entered in the GFB photo contest may not have been entered in any other contest. Photos will be judged on the use of angle, lighting, balance, color, contrast, viewpoint and technical ability. Photos altered in any way will not be judged. All photos become the property of Georgia Farm Bureau and may be used for any purpose, such as publishing in the Georgia Neighbors and/or Georgia Farm Bureau News magazines, posting on Georgia Farm Bureau websites or social media, reproducing for Farm Bureau use or selling. Georgia Farm Bureau has the final decision on any and all questions or concerns regarding rules, judging, eligibility, prizes awarded or anything else that may arise pertaining to the Photo Contest.


All entries must be received via email by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.





GRAND PRIZE: One (1) winner will receive $150.


HONORABLE MENTIONS: Eleven (11) entrants will receive $75 each


The grand prize winning photo will be featured on the front of the 2017 GFB Young Farmer Calendar. The eleven honorable mention winning photos will be featured inside the calendar.



Children or People in Photo


If you use children or people in your photo, you must complete a Model Release Entry Form. Click here to download a PDF version of the form. This form must be completed and received by fax at (478) 405-3422, by email to, or by U.S. Mail. This for must also be received by May 4, 2016.



Georgia Farm Bureau

Attn: Field Services Department

P.O. Box 7068

Macon, GA 31209