July 30, 2014 - (Guelph) Winners have been announced in the Farm & Food Care Foundation’s inaugural Farm Photo Contest. The contest which ran from early May until the end of June gave photographers the chance to enter their farm photography in six categories – All About Animals, Canadian Farm Scenes, Crazy About Crops, Farm Faces, Farm Fun and Farm Innovation.
The contest was a great success, generating 650 entries from across the country. Prizes in the amount of $400 (first), $200 (second), $100 (third) and $50 (honourable mention) will be awarded to the winners of each category. An additional $400 will also go to the overall contest winner – the entry of Sheri Mangin of Manitoba.
Many of the winning photos will be featured in the 2014 edition of The Real Dirt on Farming. This national publication answers common questions asked by the public about food and farming practices in Canada, and will be released in November of 2014. Photos may also be used in other Farm & Food Care initiatives.
Winning entries were chosen through a combination of a two week Facebook contest, where viewers voted on their favourite entries, and by a panel of three Canadian photographers who served as independent judges.
|Category 1 - All About Animals|
|1st - Chris Grab, AB||2nd - Dwane Morvik, SK||3rd - Wayne Riley, PEI||HM - Melanie Curtis, ON|
|Category 2 - Canadian Farm Scenes|
|1st - Dwane Morvik, SK||2nd - Curtis Matwishyn, SK||3rd - Colombe Lane, BC||HM - Hanna Devos, MB|
|Category 3 - Crazy About Crops|
|1st - Curtis Matwishyn, SK||2nd - Eric Persson, ON||3rd - Kathie MacDonald, ON||HM - Katelyn Thom, ON|
|Category 4 - Farm Faces|
|1st - Becki Irwin, ON||2nd - Krystle VanRoboys, ON||3rd - Kim Jo Bliss, ON||
HM - Jamie Allport, BC
|Category 5 - Farm Fun|
|1st & Overall Winner - Sheri Mangin, MB||2nd - Krystle VanRoboys, ON||3rd - Curtis Matwishyn, SK||HM - Johnnie Cluff, QC|
|Category 6 - Farm Innovation|
|1st Carley Matheson, ON||2nd - Sarah Cameron, NS||3rd - Dwane Morvik, SK||HM - Sharon Grose, ON|
The Farm & Food Care Foundation is a national charity that cultivates appreciation for food and farming in Canada by connecting the farm gate to our plate with credible information. Farm & Food Care is a coalition of farmers and associated businesses proactively working together with a commitment to improve sustainable food and farming for the future.
For further information:
Kelly Daynard, Communications Manager, Farm & Food Care 519-837-1326, extension 224; firstname.lastname@example.org