(Posted Fri. Jan 23rd, 2015)
The National Corn Growers Association today announced the 16 winners of the 2014 Fields of Corn Photo Contest, a contest that provided aspiring photobugs of all types the opportunity to share in – and visually communicate – the great beauty and hard work that make up American agriculture.
“This is the first time we’ve opened up a photo contest to the general public, and we’re very pleased with the high quality of the results,” said NCGA Graphic Communications Designer Beth Musgrove. “We’ve already started using some of these images on our websites and in our publications, and they help us tell the farming story in a more powerful and meaningful way.”
Winning the grand prize was Krista Kappes of Ada, Minn. Her image of a father and young daughter walking through am emerging corn field struck a nerve with voters and judges alike, because of its emphasis on family farming and sharing agriculture with future generations. More than 400 photos were entered and judged online by thousands of viewers.
In addition to the grand prize, photographs were judged across five specific categories and three winners were named for each category.