2011-05-11 / Education

ISDA photo contest underway statewide

Comet staff report

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) recently announced that the 2011 Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest has been initiated..

Contest winners will have their winning photographs framed and featured in the Offices of the Lt. Governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis as well as the 2012 Hoosier Ag Today calendar. For this reason, participants are encouraged to submit photos that are reflective of the changing seasons. In addition, contest winners will be the special guests of ISDA at this year’s Indiana State Fair, where they will be recognized at the Celebration of Agriculture event.

Photo categories included are: Conservation (landscape, water and wildlife); agritourism (destination agriculture, including products from orchards, wineries, and flower gardens); faces of agriculture

(photos featuring people engaged in the activities of daily farm life and/or giving non-ag audiences a deeper understanding of Indiana agriculture); and on the farm (buildings, animals and equipment.)

The general public, ISDA staff and partners are all invited to submit images for consideration. Applicants may submit up to five (5) entries in digital form only. Applicants may only submit each photo once and it should be accompanied by a completed entry form. Photos should be submitted in TIFF (preferred at 300 DPI or JPG format at 150 DPI). All images and entry forms must be submitted electronically to photocontest@isda.in.gov.

Entries must be received by June 15. All photographs must be an original creation. Photos that have been digitally altered, as determined by ISDA as going beyond standard optimization, will be disqualified.

Visit the ISDA Web site to download the 2011 Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest entry form which includes the photo release agreement.

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