Picture the British countryside at work
10:57am Thursday 16th August 2012 in News
Amateur photographers are being challenged to capture the essence of the British countryside this summer to be in with a chance of winning a £600 barbecue.
Inspired by the NFU's new campaign – Farming Delivers for Britain – the union is calling for compelling images to fit the slogan: the countryside at work, which it is hoped will help to illustrate just how farming delivers for Britain.
Farming contributed £8.8billion to the British economy in 2011, and capturing the essence of this contribution to the UK will be at the heart of the competition. Pictures will be judged by the editorial and picture editors of the organisations two flagship magazines, British Farmer & Grower and Countryside.
British Farmer & Grower editor Ben Pike said: “The brief is wide open so we're hoping for some thoughtful interpretations and memorable images. Some of the best pictures are those that just capture a special moment in time, so people shouldn't be put off if they're not the most confident photographer – snap away and see what you can do.”
Countryside editor Martin Stanhope said: “If the weather has done one thing this year it's made the countryside lush and green so there is a perfect backdrop for some great pictures. It doesn't just have to be fields and tractors, we want all aspects of rural life to be represented, from barn to back yard.”
Entries can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to Countryside at Work, Publishing Department, NFU HQ, Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TZ