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Photography contest honors agriculture

From cattle grazing in a mountain meadow to wheat blowing in the wind on the eastern plains, Colorado agriculture is evident across the state. The 12th annual “Colorado … it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate Colorado agriculture.

“It is always so exciting to see the diversity of Colorado agriculture depicted in contest entries,” said Commissioner of Agriculture John Stulp. “This annual photo contest honors the importance of Colorado’s agriculture industry to the state economy, and I encourage photographers of all ages to enter.”

Entries must be submitted to the Colorado Department of Agriculture with an official entry form by December 31, 2009. All photographs must be taken in the 2009 calendar year and must relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Prizes will be awarded in four subject areas: crops, livestock, people and agritourism.

Judging will be based on theme, creativity and technical quality. The photographer whose picture best depicts the “spirit” of Colorado agriculture will receive a $150 gift card, and category winners will receive a “Colorado … it’s AgriCultural” prize pack. All winning photographs will be displayed in the Beede-Hamil Agriculture Building at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo.

For complete contest rules and an entry form, please visit http://www.ColoradoAgriculture.com/aginsights or call (303) 239-4119. The contest is sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the AgInsights Committee and Northeastern Junior College.