When it comes to farming, there are so many beautiful sights to be seen throughout the year. The National Corn Growers Association hosted amateur and professional photographers alike to help tell the story of farming field corn in America through the Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. The contest started in 2014 to help tell the story of farming field corn in America.
Amanda Johnson of Nebraska is the grand prize winner of the National Corn Growers’ Association’s 2022 Fields-of-Corn photo contest. The photo “All the Fall Colors” was submitted under the Scenery and Landscapes category.
The most popular entry came from the Farm Family Lifestyle category, by Kari DeMoss of Iowa with the photo “The Future of the Farm.”
- 1st place was awarded to Tommy cates with the photo “The Sentinel in the Fog”
- 2nd place went to Jordan with the photo “Harvest Sunset”
- 3rd place was won by Ashley Owens with the photo “After Harvest Snow”
Other popular categories included Corn, Growing Field Corn, Farming Challenges, Equipment and Conservation, and a new category, Farm Babies.
“There are a lot of very talented photographers who enter the contest, and each year we get a wide variety of photographs,” said NCGA Graphic Communications Manager Beth Musgrove.
“After nine years, there should be some exciting changes for the tenth contest in 2023.”
In total, 26 prizes were awarded across the eight categories. Winners are determined through a combination of Facebook likes and consideration of a panel of judges. Images submitted to the contest are valuable assets for NCGA in publications, social media channels, and the website.