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Ag photo contest entries due June 7


The 15th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture is underway. Submissions are due June 7.

The contest is open to Missouri photographers of all ages. Participants may enter up to three photos in each category: Beauty of the Farm, Faces of the Farmer, Around the Barnyard, Everyday Life and Kid’s Corner. The 12 and under youth category, Kid’s Corner, is back again this year.

Entries will be judged on visual impact, creativity, memorable content and image quality.

The contest offers prizes to winners, thanks to the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Missouri Grown program. The Best in Show winner, along with the first place winner in each category, will receive a Missouri Grown gift basket and a canvas print of their photo.

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will also evaluate the winning photos and select the First Family’s Choice photo.

Winners will be announced in early July and winning photos will be displayed in the Agriculture Building at the 2024 Missouri State Fair Aug. 8 through 18.

Submit photos online at Agriculture.Mo.Gov/focus. A complete list of rules and guidelines can be found on the same page. If you have trouble submitting photos via the online form, contact aginfo@mda.mo.gov.