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Latest Guild award winners announced

Published on 12th June 2015

Neil Beadle of DuPont Agriculture and Tim ScrivenerNeil Beadle of DuPont Agriculture (left) presents the Guild Photographer Award to Tim Scrivener

The Guild's latest award winners were announced at this year's Cereals event, held at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, on 10-11 June.

Presentations were made to the winners of the 2015 Guild Photography Award, sponsored by DuPont Agriculture; and the Institution of Agricultural Engineers Award.

The winner of this year's Guild Photography Award, sponsored by DuPont Agriculture, is Tim Scrivener for a picture of harvesting barley in Lincolnshire.

The photo was published as a Farmers Weekly front cover on 25 July 2014.

Judges described it as nicely framed and well shot – with depth of field and attention to exposure.

They said Tim's photo encapsulated the typical British harvest – with the going down of the sun signalling the start of another shift for as long as the weather holds.

Runner-up is Chris McCullough, for an image of frenetic harvest activity. The photo was published in FarmWeek in July 2014.

Judges said Chris's photo was well-balanced for light and composition, with a wonderful use of parallel use of parallel lines drawing the eye to the frozen movement of the grain.

They described it as a neat competition and frame-filling subject, it came a very close second.

Alastair Taylor of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers presents the IAgrE Award to Andy Collings

Alastair Taylor (left) of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers presents the IAgrE Award to Andy Collings

The Winner of this year's Institution of Agricultural Engineers Award is Andy Collings, for an article entitled “The Brains Behind the Operation,” which was published in Profi.

Judges said they were impressed by the way it took a technical topic and explained it in a clear and understandable way, making a difficult subject accessible and appealing to a large number of readers.

The piece contained good, sharp facts throughout and finished with a useful summary.

Alastair Taylor of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers with IAgrE Award runner-up Olivia Midgley

Alastair Taylor of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers with IAgrE Award runner-up Olivia Midgley

Runner-up is Olivia Midgley for an article called “What does the future hold for the wind energy industry?” It was published in Farmers Guardian.

Olivia's article was praised for its thorough research and level of detail, which meant she provided a comprehensive look at the topic. Again it was a piece that appealed to a wide audience.

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