Get Your Cameras Ready for the Picture Illinois Photo Contest

May 28, 2014

By Blair Thomas

Michael Zecher's photographs

Can you capture the beauty and diversity of Illinois’ agricultural landscape in just one picture? Express your inner artist and your love for agriculture in the farm bureau’s photo contest.

The Illinois Farm Bureau is looking to its members and their families to bring rural life into focus with Picture Illinois, their 2014 photo contest from June 1 through November 1.

SEE ALSO: Portrait of an Illinois Farm Photographer

The contest is open to all Illinois Farm Bureau members and their families. Entries must be from amateur photographers who submit shots taken in Illinois. Employees and immediate family members of Illinois Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies are not eligible.

Your pictures can include any one of these three categories:

  • Country Kids
  • Rural Routes
  • These Boots Are Made For…

The grand prize winner will receive $150. Three first place winners will be awarded $75 each, three second place winners will receive $25, and the photo selected as “Members’ Choice” at the Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in December will receive $50. The winners will be announced in Partners and FarmWeek.

Complete contest rules and past winners can be found here. If you have additional questions, contact Dawn Heggie at (309) 557-2293 or by email at

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  1. tammy donaldson says:

    is this contest on the same dates every year? if so ,could you email me when those dates are? i miss the photo contest every year.

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Tammy,

      Unfortunately, the deadline was Nov. 1. The winners will be announced in our spring issue. Sorry – there’s always next year!

      Thanks for reading Illinois Partners!

      Jessy Yancey
      Illinois Partners

  2. jeanine laroe says:

    Where do I find the rules to enter contest? My husband and I are members of Farm Bureau but can our grand daughter also enter? Age 13