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

2nd year! Red White & Blue  (Awarded on most votes)
The American Flag on the Farm. Creativity is welcome in this category. 

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

Show us your corn fed animals!

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

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

Bird's Eye View
Photos from above ground level, by drone or anywhere higher capturing vast landspreads. 

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.

Contest will close for entry on November 15, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM CST.
Voting will close on November 30, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM CST.

Winners will be announced in December 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:
Opens April 22, 2024
Entries must be received by November 15, 2024
Winners will be notified in December 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