An image capturing a dog and dairy cows enjoying a dip and a drink has been awarded first prize in the 2022 National Agriculture Day photo and video competition.
It was the first year the competition opened up to video entries and National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson said it was exciting to see a strong field enter from across the country.
“This competition is open to all ages and camera abilities. Some of our best entries have been the unguarded, unplanned pictures from people pulling out the phone at the right moment,” Ms Simson said.
“It was a tough decision for the judges, but the joy captured in the first and second place images put them at the front of the pack.
“There are so many moments every day in farming that bring a smile to your face, whether it’s the way an animal looks at you or the satisfaction of getting stuck into harvest, and these photos epitomise why we love what we do.”
The NFF partnered with Syngenta for the competition, with the agricultural company providing $5,000 to be shared between six winners.
Syngenta Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, Paul Luxton, said this year’s entries were exceptional, providing a snapshot into the different faces, locations and produce behind Australian agriculture.
“Australian farming does not fit into one box, it is the industry for everyone with so many different sectors, landscapes and opportunities to explore and these images depict this diversity and how wonderful it is to be part of that.”
National Agriculture Day – or #AgDayAU – is held on the third Friday of November each year.
2022 #AgDayAU Photo & Video Competition Winners
First place: Dog in the Water Trough
Photographer: David Williams, New South Wales
Second place: Bravo for the pickers
Photographer: Heather Radevski, Victoria
Runner Up: Wagyu Cows and Calves in the Carnarvon Ranges
Photographer: Nancy Gray, Queensland
Runner Up: Dinner Call
Photographer: Alisha Reading, Queensland
Runner Up: Bee Wrangler
Photographer: Rachel Winskill, Tasmania
Runner Up: We’re Farming
Photographer: Harry Williams, Western Australia