Five entries each were short-listed in the People and Landscape categories, six in the Livestock category and three in the Crops category of the 2010 photography contest.
Judges were Stephen Howe, chairman of the Guild’s Charitable Trust and former editor of Farmers Weekly; honorary member Stephen Skinner, Farmers Club chief executive and secretary; and the 2009 overall prize winner, freelance photographer Wayne Hutchinson.
“The short-listed pictures, which were assessed for technical quality as well as the imagery they contained, covered a range of subject matters,” noted the judges. “This was evident from the display of prints mounted at the National annual meeting and Midlands conference, which attracted a lot of attention.”
Catherine Laurenson, staff photographer on The Scottish Farmer, did particularly well, taking the winning and runner-up slots in the Livestock and Landscape categories, as well as the runner-up position in the People category.
Fellow Guild member Marcello Garbagnoli, staff photographer on Farmers Guardian took the Crops category award and the overall runner-up prize with his image of ‘greening potatoes’.
But Joe Watson, agriculture editor of the Press & Journal, took the People category and the Overall win for his study of a blacksmith at work.
Joe Watson – Blacksmith at work. Published in the Press & Journal
People Category Runner- up – Catherine Laurenson
Final great buzz at Perth. Published in The Scottish Farmer
Livestock Category Winner – Catherin Laurenson
Blackie Tup. Published in The Scottish Farmer
Runner-up – Catherine Laurenson
Limousin heifers. Published in The Scottish Farmer
Crops Category Winner – Marcello Garbagnoli
Going green. Published in Farmers Guardian
Runner-up: Andy Collings
Combines in Ireland. Published in Profi International
Landscape Category Winner – Catherine Laurenson
Between the harrow and the deep blue sea; power harrowing on Bute, published in The Scottish Farmer
Runner-up- Catherine Laurenson
Counting the cost of continuing hill livestock decline, published in The Scottish Farmer.