Calling all photographers for rural competition

By Country News

Photographers with a love for rural Australia have been asked to pick up their cameras and participate in the very first Rural Aid photo competition.

“We want to see images, ground level or aerial, of our Aussie farmers and their families and a depiction of what their life is like on the land or in the bush,” Rural Aid chief executive officer John Warlters said.

“Australia is a large country and we have many types of farmers across this land and on our oceans.

“Livestock from cattle to bees, different types of grain growers, fruit and vegetables, grapes for our wine growers and seafood — farmed inland and on the ocean.

“These farmers are there supporting Australians with food on our tables and add substantially to our gross domestic product in the good times and continue to work hard during challenging times, such as drought, flood and fire.”

Mr Warlters said the competition was an opportunity to show how farmers face challenging times, as well as a way to support Australian photographers.

“As well as giving the world a snapshot of farming life, the land and the bush in Australia, this competition is also a great way of showing off the photographic talent posting to our social media channels.”

Participants can visit Rural Aid's Facebook @ruralaidaustralia and Instagram @ruralaid social media pages for inspiration.

The first-place prizewinner will receive gift cards to the value of $500 and the second-place prizewinner will be given gift cards to the value of $250.

The third-place prizewinner and the People's Choice winner will receive a Rural Aid prize pack worth $100.

The competition will run until 5 pm on Thursday, September 3.

To enter, participants must post the image on Instagram with the hashtags #RAPPhotoContest and #SpiritoftheBush and tag @ruralaid in the picture.

Alternatively, a submission can be sent via email to: