Photo Contest

Capture the Heart of America

Capture the Heart of America is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary! Entries are now being accepted into the 2017 photo contest.

From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America’s most compelling stories. Through the contest, photographers from across the country can share their own piece of this important story as they see it through their camera lens.

In addition to updates to all categories and rules, two new categories will be premiering this year, Modern Agriculture in Iowa and Agriculture in America. Also new to the competition is the Visitor Guide Photo Feature Award. The winning photo, selected by Silos & Smokestacks staff from the Partner Site Category, will receive a $250 cash prize and will be featured prominently in 2018-19 Silos & Smokestacks Visitor Guide.

Deadline to enter is Friday, Oct. 13. For a complete list of rules and to enter the Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest, click the link below.

Click HERE to enter!

We are pleased to share the category winners of the 2016 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest below! Click here to view our Flickr albums to see all of the 2016 entries.

PREVIOUS YEAR’S PHOTOS

2015 – 2014 2013 – 2012 – 2011 – 2010 – 2009 – 2008 – 2007 


BEST OF SHOW/FIRST PLACE

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“Show Time” by Greg Punelli
Celebrations of Agriculture


FIRST PLACE

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“A Walk Through Time” by Deb Shoning
Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites

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 “The Forge” by Joshua Gooddell
America’s Agriculture Industry

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 “In the Clover” by Warren Terpstra
Life on the Farm

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 “Moon Lit” by Willard Sharp
Life on the Farm


SECOND PLACE

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 “Iowa Harvest Snowfall” by Colleen Rossiter
America’s Agriculture Industry

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“Fair Friend” by Michael Marti
Celebrations of Agriculture

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“Grandpas ‘Fix It’ Shop” by Mark Mess
Life on the Farm

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“Golden Autumn” by Trinda Love
American Farmscapes

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“Sunset Before the Iowa State Fair Begins” by Melissa Cory
Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites


THIRD PLACE

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 “Green Corduroy” by Trinda Love
American Farmscapes

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 “State Fair Sheep Shearing Contest” by Paul Grillo
Celebrations of Agriculture

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 “Hope on the Prairie” by Jennifer May
Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites

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 “Barge and Rails” by Paul Grillo
America’s Agriculture Industry

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 “Tending the Bees” by Deb Shoning
Life on the Farm


PEOPLE’S CHOICE/”MOST LIKED”

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“The Old Windmill” by Austin Brink

American Farmscapes


HONORABLE MENTION

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“Barn Timber” by Michael Marti

American Farmscapes

“The Red Warrior” by Mark Mess

American Farmscapes

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“Story County Windmills” by Gary Hoard

America’s Agricultural Industry

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“5:59 on the Farm” by Diane Jenny Braun

America’s Agricultural Industry

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“Taking a Seat” by Jeff Cook

Celebrations of Agriculture

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“Mutton Racer” by Diane Michaud Lowry

Celebrations of Agriculture

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“Wagaman Mill at Sunrsie” by Warren Terpstra

Silos & Smokestacks Parnter Sites

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“Morning in the Vineyard” by Phil Roeder

Silos & Smokestacks Parnter Sites


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