AN IMAGE capturing a dog and dairy cows enjoying a dip and a drink has been awarded first prize in the 2022 National Agriculture Day photo and video competition.

It was the first year the competition opened up to video entries and National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson said it was exciting to see a strong field enter from across the country.

“This competition is open to all ages and camera abilities. Some of our best entries have been the unguarded, unplanned pictures from people pulling out the phone at the right moment,” she said.

“It was a tough decision for the judges, but the joy captured in the first and second place images put them at the front of the pack.

“Bravo for the Pickers” won second place in the NFF’s #AgDayAU photography competition. IMAGE: Heather Radevski, VIC
“We’re Farming” by Harry Williams, WA, was awarded Runner Up in the NFF’s #AgDayAU photography competition

“There are so many moments every day in farming that bring a smile to your face, whether it’s the way an animal looks at you or the satisfaction of getting stuck into harvest, and these photos epitomise why we love what we do.”

The for the competition the NFF partnered with Syngenta, an agricultural company which provided $5,000 to be shared between six winners.

Syngenta Australia & New Zealand managing director Paul Luxton said this year’s entries were exceptional, providing a snapshot into the different faces, locations and produce behind Australian agriculture.

“Australian farming does not fit into one box, it is the industry for everyone with so many different sectors, landscapes and opportunities to explore and these images depict this diversity and how wonderful it is to be part of that.”

National Agriculture Day – or #AgDayAU – is held on the third Friday of November each year.

“Dinner Call” was award Runner Up in the NFF’s #AgDayAU photography competition. IMAGE: Alisha Reading, QLD
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