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Farm Credit East Sponsors Annual Photo Calendar Contest


Have you captured an interesting or unusual moment around the farm, greenhouse or dock that brings a smile to your face? Share it with Farm Credit East by uploading your best shots to FarmCreditEast.com by July 31.

Winning photos will be featured in Farm Credit East's 2013 calendar and also on its website. From all entries, 14 photographs will be selected for a $100 prize each.

“The judges look for lots of fresh imagery that illustrates life in the country today,” says Karen Murphy, vice president of marketing communications. “We select two very different kinds of entries for the calendar. First, we look for photos that show off the best of Northeast farming, horticulture, forestry and commercial fishing. And second, we select photos that celebrate country life inNew England,New YorkorNew Jersey.”

What makes a shot a winner? Technical quality, clarity and composition, of course, but the team also selects photos that capture each photographer’s unique view of life in the country. So take your camera to the county fair, the barn, the dock, the corn field or  Fourth of July barbecue and send in the many ways that country living enriches our lives.

"Since we launched the photo calendar contest in 2006, the number of entries has grown steadily,” says Murphy. “Last year, we received more than 600 shots of country life from dozens of talented photographers. We are off to a very good start this year, and we look forward to receiving many more entries by July 31."

Only digital shots are accepted. Contest rules and an entry form, as well as photos from last year's calendar can be found at https://www.farmcrediteast.com/en/News-and-Events/Photo-Contest.aspx. The submission deadline is July 31, 2012.

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Photo Caption: Sarah Stokoe was right on time to catch the action on Roberts Farm in Medina, N.Y. Here she captured Zack Bayne planting corn.

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