With a clutch of experienced and highly skilled freelance photographers within our ranks and the Guild’s photography CPD training encouraging members to “take your camera off auto”, great things are expected for British entries in this year’s IFAJ Star Prize for Photography.
This international award celebrates great images by staff and freelance photographers and by agricultural journalists and communicators around the globe.
Our very own Marcello Garbagnoli, picture editor on Farmers Guardian, won the Production category last year with a delightful image of a new-born Saler calf and secured the runner-up spot for the overall Star Prize award.
The winning aerial shot of cattle hauling a trailer published in Australia’s Queensland Country Life won the Nature/Landscape category, with images from Australia, Austria and Switzerland winning the other categories.
Guild members who fancy a crack at the awards are free to enter no more than one photo in each of the three categories and can do so directly via the IFAJ website.
Portraying some aspect of agriculture or rural life, entries must fit one of three categories:
People: the people of agriculture and rural communities
Production: crops, livestock, pests and the technology or process of producing food, feed, fuel or fibre
Nature/Landscape/Rural Scenes: images that highlight rural flora, fauna, atmosphere or scenery
Entries must also:
• Have been published as editorial material in a printed publication or on the Internet between January 1 and December 31, 2021.
• Be either colour or black and white.
• Be no larger than 10 MB.
• Be accompanied by a web link or PDF of a tear sheet as proof of publication.
• Include a caption/cutline for the photo.
Be sure to comply with the image size and identity requirements detailed on the IFAJ website when submitting an entry.
Deadline: March 10, 2022