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Each year, GrainGrowers holds a photo competition for Australian grain farmers to showcase their great industry. The Top 12 photos will be featured in the 2024 GrainGrowers Calendar and each member will receive a copy.

2024 Photo Competition Winners

1stAnnabel O’Dea

2nd Alisha Campbell

3rd Tegan Buckley

1st Place Winner

Our first-place winner is Annabel O'Dea from Moama, NSW. Annabel won $1,000 for her winning shot ‘Harvesting canola during golden hour’.

Judge's Comment: This drone image is executed perfectly with strong compositional intent. The action is caught with the use of amazing light angles highlighting the dust as the harvester works. The symmetry is what then takes the image to another level making it into a piece of art.

2nd Place Winner

Second-place winner was awarded to Alisha Campbell from Toobeah, QLD. Alisha won $500 for her shot ‘Done for the Day’.

Judge's Comment: This image is worthy of being in a magazine. The old dog has a long history and a longer story probably. While the massive expensive machines work in the background the focus is on the dog as he makes his way to who knows where...It's clean, it's simple and it's timeless. The sort of image that will get better over time. Also, composition makes the image visually interesting to the eye.

3rd Place Winner

Third-place winner was awarded to Tegan Buckley from Nangiloc, VIC. Tegan won $250 for her photo 'Mallee Farmer' photographed in paddock.

Judges Comment: This is a great portrait. The soft end of daylight , the dirt on his hands and shirt, the watch, the glasses...there is a lot to look at and make you wonder about his day. The farmer looks like he has done a hard day's work but there is still room for a smile. It has good composition too.

People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award, with a prize of $250, goes to the photographer who has taken the most popular shot, as voted for by people on the GrainGrowers website. Our lucky winner for this year's People Choice Award is Sonia Durning from Bruie Plains, NSW. Sonia's shot ‘The Future of our farm, checking his crop.’ received the most votes on the GrainGrowers website.

Sonia said at just two years old, Layne asked almost everyday to go and check on the crop. The kid's definitely got farming in his blood.

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