April 05, 2024

Missouri Department of Agriculture Launches Annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

Entries must be submitted by Friday, June 7.


Today, the Missouri Department of Agriculture is launching the 15th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest. The Department invites Missourians to share their agriculture story through photographs. The contest runs through June 7 and is an opportunity for photographers across the state to submit their best images of Missouri agriculture.

The Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest is open to Missouri photographers of all ages. Participants may enter up to three photos in each of the categories. The 12 and under youth category, Kid’s Corner, is also back again this year.

The photo contest categories include:

Beauty of the Farm
Faces of the Farmer
Around the Barnyard
Everyday Life
Kid’s Corner (for youth ages 12 and under)

Find a full description for each category at Agriculture.Mo.Gov/focus.

 Entries will be judged on visual impact, creativity, memorable content and image quality.

The contest offers prizes to winners, thanks to the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Missouri Grown program. The Best in Show winner, along with the first place winner in each category, will receive a Missouri Grown gift basket and a canvas print of their photo.

Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will also evaluate the winning photos and select the First Family’s Choice photo.

Winners will be announced in early July and winning photos will be displayed in the Agriculture Building at the 2024 Missouri State Fair Aug. 8-18.

To submit photos, go to Agriculture.Mo.Gov/focus and complete the online form. A complete list of rules and guidelines can be found on the same page. If you have trouble submitting photos via the online form, contact aginfo@mda.mo.gov for assistance.

Photos submitted to the contest will be showcased on the department’s Flickr stream. Photos must be submitted by June 7.

For more information about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and its programs, visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.