IFAJ Star Prize for Photography

The Star Prize for Photography recognizes the best agricultural photography of the year among journalists in IFAJ member countries.

• Any member in good standing of a national association or guild that is a member of IFAJ may enter one published photograph in each category.
• National agricultural journalist associations and guilds that are members of IFAJ may also each enter one published photo per category.

To be eligible, the entry must:
• Be a photo of broad agricultural interest.
• Fit in one of three categories:
-People
-Production – this includes photos of machinery or technical aspects of farming, plant and animal production, bioenergy etc.
-Nature/landscape
• Have been published as editorial material in a printed publication or on the Internet between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
• May be either colour or black & white.
• Images must be no larger than 10 MB
• Must attach either a web link or PDF of a tear sheet as
proof of publication.
• Must include a caption/cutline for the photo.

Photographers may enter only one photo in each of the three categories.

The following must also be included for the entry before the deadline;
• Prior to beginning your submission, please save your images using the following style:
• FULL NAME_COUNTRY_PHOTO CONTEST CATEGORY.
• For example, Allison Finnamore’s entry into the production category would be saved with the file name ALLISON FINNAMORE_CANADA_PRODUCTION.
• Photos not saved with this title format will not be accepted.

Deadline: February 23, 2018

The winner in each category of the Star Prize for Photography will be presented a certificate and a cash prize of €250.  

  • An overall winner will be chosen from the three category winners. This overall Star Prize Photography winner will receive a trophy and an additional cash prize of €500.
  • One runner up photo per category may be awarded at the judges’ discretion. They will receive an IFAJ certificate.
  • The awards will be presented during the IFAJ Congress. Entrants need not be present to win—efforts will be made to establish an online presence by the winners.
  • For individual submissions, the individual may fill out the current application form online, found on the IFAJ website. Submissions made with any outdated forms will not be accepted.
    The following must also be included for the entry before the deadline;
  • For submission on behalf of a guild, a guild representative who is authorized to submit must fill out the current application form online, found on the IFAJ website. Submissions made with any outdated forms will not be accepted.
  •  Prior to beginning your submission, please save your images using the following style:
  •  FULL NAME_COUNTRY_PHOTO CONTEST CATEGORY.
  •  For example, Allison Finnamore’s entry into the production category would be saved with the file name ALLISON FINNAMORE_CANADA_PRODUCTION.
  •  Photos not saved with this title format will not be accepted.

Deadline: February 23, 2018

There is no entry fee for any member in good standing of a national guild that is affiliated with the IFAJ.

If you have any questions please contact the contest administrator using the form below.