IFAJ Star Prize for Photography

The Star Prize for Photography recognizes the best agricultural photography of the year among journalists in IFAJ member countries.

• Any member in good standing of a national association or guild that is a member of IFAJ may enter one published photograph in each category.
• National agricultural journalist associations and guilds that are members of IFAJ may also each enter one published photo per category.

To be eligible, the entry must:
• Portray some aspect of agriculture or rural life.
• Fit in one of three categories:

People: the people of agriculture and rural communities

Production: crops, livestock,pests and the technology or process of producing food, feed, fuel or fiber

Nature/Landscape/Rural Scenes: images that highlight rural flora, fauna, atmosphere or scenery

• Have been published as editorial material in a printed publication or on the Internet between January 1 and December 31, 2020.
• May be either colour or black & white.
• Images must be no larger than 10 MB
• Must attach either a web link or PDF of a tear sheet as
proof of publication.
• Must include a caption/cutline for the photo.

Photographers may enter only one photo in each of the three categories.

The following must also be included for the entry before the deadline;
• Prior to beginning your submission, please save your images using the following style:
• FULL NAME_COUNTRY_PHOTO CONTEST CATEGORY.
• For example, Allison Finnamore’s entry into the production category would be saved with the file name ALLISON FINNAMORE_CANADA_PRODUCTION.
• Photos not saved with this title format will not be accepted.

Deadline: February 19, 2021

  • For individual submissions, the individual may fill out the current application form online, found on the IFAJ website. Submissions made with any outdated forms will not be accepted.
    The following must also be included for the entry before the deadline;
  • For submission on behalf of a guild, a guild representative who is authorized to submit must fill out the current application form online, found on the IFAJ website. Submissions made with any outdated forms will not be accepted.
  •  Prior to beginning your submission, please save your images using the following style:
  •  FULL NAME_COUNTRY_PHOTO CONTEST CATEGORY.
  •  For example, Allison Finnamore’s entry into the production category would be saved with the file name ALLISON FINNAMORE_CANADA_PRODUCTION.
  •  Photos not saved with this title format will not be accepted.

Deadline: February 19, 2021

There is no entry fee for any member in good standing of a national guild that is affiliated with the IFAJ.

11 Aug: Knut Valberg of Norway Wins IFAJ Star Prize for Photography

Norwegian photographer Knut Valberg was recognized by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) with the Star Prize for Photography

If you have any questions please contact the contest administrator using the form below.