WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands (July 11, 2018)—Scott Radford-Chisholm of the Townsville Bulletin in Queensland, Australia, was recognized by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) with its Star Prize for Photography, the organization’s honor for the best photo in its worldwide competition. The award was announced at IFAJ’s World Congress in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on July 11.
Radford-Chisholm’s photo, “A Birds Eye View of Mustering Cattle on Abingdon Downs Station in Far North West Queensland by Horsemen with Assistance of a Helicopter,” also won the contest’s Nature/Landscape category.
“A great photograph can create a powerful and enduring sense of its subject, and the cattle mustering photo by Scott Radford-Chisholm is one that is sure to be an iconic image of Australian cattle production,” said Steve Werblow, IFAJ secretary-general. “It’s a shot that illustrates the skill of the photographer as well as the drama on the ground—a wonderful combination of art and story-telling.”
Judges awarded the image near-perfect scores, according to contest organizer Allison Finnamore of Canada. They commented on the great action Radford-Chisholm captured in the image. One described it as “an evocative shot that conveys the heat, dust and movement involved.” The contest was judged by Kurt Lawton of Corn + Soybean Digest in the United States, Charl van Rooyen of Landbouweekblad in South Africa and Phillip Clarke of Farmers Weekly in the United Kingdom.
Other category winners in this year’s Star Prize for Photography included:
First Place: Ruth Reese, United Kingdom, “Leap of Faith.”
Distinguished Recognition: Craig Stephen, United Kingdom, “Iain Campbell of Meikle Seggie Farm, Kinross, Weighing Lambs Before Auction at Caledonian Mart Stirling.”
First Place: John Eveson, United Kingdom, “A Young Competitor at Staffordshire County Show.”
Distinguished Recognition: Marcello Garbagnoli, United Kingdom, “Showing Your Best Sheep.
First Place: Scott Radford-Chisholm, Australia, “A Birds Eye View of Mustering Cattle on Abingdon Downs Station in Far North West Queensland by Horsemen with Assistance of a Helicopter.”
Distinguished Recognition: Knut Valberg, Norway, “From the Agricultural Area Kjerringøy, Norway, in the Spring, When The Ice Breaks Loose in the Strandå River.”