Judging Tips


Two $500 PRIZES: Most Popular and Grand Prize

1st Prize $300, 2nd Prize $200, and 3rd Prize $100 Visa gift cards will be awarded in each category.

  • A $500 prize will be given to the photo most popular with the most votes through Fields-of-Corn.com;
  • A $500 grand prize will be chosen by a panel of judges

Total of 26 prizes! 


Resolution Requirements


  • Make sure your camera or phone is set to the highest resolution possible.
  • The minimum width in pixels required is now 3000 for photo submissions.
  • (Photos shot portrait rotated to landscape will be rejected after submission.)




While online votes have been a consideration in judging the photography across categories, there has been one prize designated by solely on number of votes. In addition to the Most Popular prize, two categories will be awarded six prizes based 100% on voting. Only one prize per entrant will be awarded.

The Farm Family Lifestyle (Awarded on most votes)
Examples of life on the farm: Generational, Working, Playing, Children, Babies

New! Red White & Blue  (Awarded on most votes)
The American Flag on the Farm. Creativity welcome in this category. 

Pictures of the mature yellow kernels of corn on or off the cob

Tractors, Combines, Trucks, whatever helps you get your job done on the farm.

Growing Field Corn 
All stages of growth from planting to harvesting field corn.

Examples: Cornfield, Farmland, Livestock, Wildlife, Sunrise and Sunset, Blue Skies, Rainbows, Clouds, etc.

Farming Challenges
Examples: Effects on Crops, Disease, Pests/Insects, Weeds, Weather such as flood, drought, snow, tornado, etc.

Conservation technology in action, can be cover crops, and no-till, nutrient management, grass waterways, buffers, wildlife, pollinator protection, and sustainable agriculture.


Winning Tips


  • Share on social media to gain more likes and increase your ranking while also showing those who reside outside of farming communities authentic images of rural life. Make sure you keep up with our Facebook page.
  • Shoot your photo at the maximum resolution your camera will allow and submit that original without cropping, compressing or reducing the size. 
  • Be safe. Photos of unsafe farm practices will be eliminated.
  • Don't wait to enter, minimum resolution requirements may take longer to upload.

Judges consider quality, relevance, composition, resolution and vote count. Judges' decisions are final.

Submission ends November 30, at 11:59:59 PM CST. Voting closes December 31, 2023 11:59:59 PM CST .

Winners will be announced in January of 2024.

Terms & Conditions

By entering a photo, you agree to the Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest Rules.

NCGA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any photographs. No inappropriate, indecent or obscene photographs may be submitted to NCGA for entry into the Contest or submitted for display on the Fields-of-Corn Website. All photos entered become property of NCGA.
Contest Period:
Entries must be received by November 30, 2023.

Voting continues through December 31, 2023.
Winners will be notified in January 2024.
National Corn Growers Association
632 Cepi Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63005

Telephone: (636) 733-9004

Winning photographs will be available at Fields-of-Corn.com