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Arable Photography Award opens for 2019 entries

Published on 16th May 2019

The Arable category of the Guild's Photography Award is now open for entries from members who are either full-time professional photographers or who take photographs as part of their work.

This award is generously sponsored by FMC, with a £500 prize for the winner and £250 to the runner-up, so look through the archives to find your best shots from past 12 months.

Members can submit one entry each. The photo must have been published in print or online in the 12 months from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Entries will be judged by an expert panel agreed by the Guild and the Arable category.

Winners will be revealed at the Guild's Bangers 'n' Beer reception on the first evening of this year's Cereals event, held on 12-13 June at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.

Entries should be emailed to Jamie Day by 3 June 2019 with the following information:

  • Entrant's name and telephone number
  • Where and when the image was published
  • A title or description of the content

All entries will be displayed - anonymously prior to judging - on the Guild’s website.

Last year’s winner was Martin Rickatson for his harvest image (pictured top) taken on the Bartlow Estate in Cambridgeshire. It was published in the August 2017 issue of Profi magazine.

Judges praised the shot for its "real buzz and sense of activity, conveying the all-out rush to bring in the grain".

The judges' appraisal said Martin's photo was moody and atmospheric, it is also well exposed to capture the detail across the frame without too much washout.

"This shot has great composition – the combination of colours and the balance of elements makes for a striking and attention-grabbing image, which transforms an otherwise everyday activity and sight into something with a great deal more appeal."

Marcello Garbagnoli, of Farmers Guardian, received the runner-up prize for his photo of a Deutz Fahr tractor and KRM fertiliser spreader applying nitrogen to winter wheat, published in FG during October 2017.

“Capturing the prills in motion adds to the dynamism and demonstrates the photographer’s technical credentials,” said judges.

FMC is one of the biggest global R&D manufacturers with state-of-the-art production facilities and significant resources at its disposal to pursue new opportunities.   

FMC in the UK is a leading supplier of pesticides, foliar nutrition products and soluble fertilisers, bio-stimulants and adjuvants to the UK agriculture, horticulture, industrial and amenity sectors, as well as to overseas markets.

Further information about FMC can be found on the www.fmc-agro.co.uk website.

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