Farming in photos: Want your ag image seen by millions?

Agri-food educational body Agri Aware Ireland is calling out to all rural photographers – and farmers handy with a smartphone – to showcase Irish agriculture from their own perspective.

The Irish firm is urging snap-savvy shutterbugs to portray “agriculture through your eyes; from a snap of your Mammy’s hearty stew, to your favourite view” in a new photo contest.

The inaugural Agri Aware #agrishoot photography competition was launched yesterday by Irish international rugby player and farmer Sean O’Brien at his farm in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

Agri Aware photo photography competition
Irish rugby international Sean O’Brien

The competition is part of Agri Aware’s year-long Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) communication campaign – entitled ‘My land, your land – Ireland’ – celebrating the impact the CAP has on people from both urban and rural Ireland.

The chosen winner will have their photograph featured in Agri Aware’s ‘My land, your land – Ireland’ CAP advertising campaign in Dublin Airport.

The selected image will be seen by over three million passengers passing through the airport in spring 2018.

Speaking at the launch of the competition, Deirdre O’Shea, executive director of Agri Aware, said: “We are thrilled to launch our inaugural photo competition.

It’s a great opportunity to showcase the very best of Ireland’s farming, food and landscape in a unique and novel way.

“From life on the farm, to your favourite brunch in the city; we want to see what agriculture means to you, and we look forward to seeing the entries pouring in,” O’Shea added.

Taking part

Anyone interested can enter on Instagram by tagging @AgriAware and using the hashtag #Agrishoot. Alternatively, photographs can also be emailed to [email protected], with the subject line #Agrishoot.

The first-place winner will have their photograph featured in Agri Aware’s Airport advertising campaign in Dublin Airport and will also receive a brand new Samsung Galaxy S8.

For further information on the competition, those interested can visit the Agri Aware website.