Get Your Cameras Ready for the Picture Illinois Photo Contest

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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.

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

Stay tuned for dates and categories for the 2015 contest.


  1. tammy donaldson

    November 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    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

      November 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

      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

    September 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    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

    • Jessy Yancey

      September 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Jeanine,

      Thanks for you comment. We’ve updated the link above, so it should now go to the correct 2013 contest rules: For the question about your granddaughter, please contact I’ve also reached out to her for an answer and will let you know what I find out. Hope this helps. Thanks for reading Illinois Partners!

      Jessy Yancey
      Illinois Partners

    • Jessy Yancey

      September 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Jeanine,

      Officially, your granddaughter’s parents would need to be members themselves. They would need to be members of the county they reside in.


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