All members of the Agricultural Writers SA are invited to participate in the for the agricultural press.
- In the competition the emphasis is on the communication value of photos and the photographic skill of the photographer.
- There are two main awards:
- Agricultural Photographer
- Agricultural Photo of the Year
Class 1: People in Farming
These persons, as well as the farming related activities they are involved in, must be reflected by the entries, e.g. the sale of products, congresses, farmers’ days, demonstrations and training and information sessions. Photos depicting farm lifestyles also fall into this category.
Class 2: Vegetation
Crops, pastures and problem plants.
Class 3: Animals
This includes livestock, poultry, fish, game as well as farm and problem animals. Animals in Class 4 are excluded.
Class 4: Wool and Mohair Industries
Photos of wool sheep and Angora goats or any other photos illustrating aspects of these industries.
Class 5: Agricultural Implements
Implements and related technology.
Class 6: Photos of Show Animals
Any photo of an animal that participated in a show.
Class 7: News
Any photo of a newsworthy event which does not suit an entry into any of the other classes.
Class 8: Portfolio
Six single photos (each with a caption and date of publication) reflecting the participant’s skill as agricultural photographer. Entries should be of six different subjects and can include colour or black and white photos.
Class 9: Unpublished Photographs
Any photo with agriculture as a theme which portrays photographer’s versatility.
Entries are restricted to six photos and can be colour or black and white.
Class 10: Best Photo
All published photos in Class 1 to 8 will be entered automatically. The winning photo is the Agricultural Photo of the Year.