Photo Contest

About the 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.

Entries for the 2018 photo contest will be accepted July-Sept. 28, 2018. Online voting for Best of Show and People’s Choice will take place Dec. 3-7, 2018. For a complete list of rules for the 2018 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest, click HERE.

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2017 Winners

We are pleased to share the category winners of the 2017 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest below! Click here to view our Flickr albums to see all of the 2017 entries.

BEST OF SHOW/FIRST PLACE

Harvest Sunset

Harvest Sunset” by Justin Rogers

Life on the Iowa Farm

FIRST PLACE

After the Harvest

“After the Harvest” By Deb Shoning

American Agriculture

Patiently Waiting

“Patiently Waiting” by Carsyn Ten Haken

Celebrations of Iowa Agriculture

Fading Light

“Fading Light” By Diane Michaud Lowrey

Iowan Farmscapes

Screen Play

“Screen Play” by Harlen Persinger

Modern Agriculture

Walnut Sunrise

“Walnut Sunrise” by Dave Austin

Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites

VISITOR GUIDE PHOTO FEATURE AWARD

Sampling the Bouquet

Sampling the Bouquet, By Phil Roeder

Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites

MOST LIKED

Getting the Better View

“Getting the Better View,” by Kristin Imboden

Life on the Iowan Farm

Life on the Iowan Farm

Waiting, Second Place, Diane Michaud Lowrey, Ames

Getting the Better View, Third Place, Kristin Imboden, Winterset

Country Road, Honorable Mention, Warren Terpstra, Sully

The Future Generation, Honorable Mention, Laura Seiser, Blairsburg

Iowan Farmscapes

Sunrise Surprise, Second Place, Justin Rogers, Ankeny

Greatest View, Third Place, Thomas DeHoff, Worthington

October Harvest, Honorable Mention, Lori Nelson, Bayard

Rural Ruins Under Starry Skies, Honorable Mention, Laura Seiser, Blairsburg

American Agriculture

Dreamy Night Under the Stars, Second Place, Dave Austin, Ankeny

Field Corn, Third Place, Anne Grimes, Ayden

Foggy Wisconsin Sunrise, Honorable Mention, Dave Austin, Ankeny

Celebrations of Iowa Agriculture

Show Time, Second Place, Diane Michaud Lowrey, Ames

Homer Thresher Bee, Third Place, Paul Grillo, Parkersburg

Modern Agriculture

Aviation Agriculture, Second Place, Jeff Tilson, Waverly

Harvest @ Sundown, Third Place, Thomas DeHoff, Worthington

Silos & Smokestacks Partner Sites     

Road to Motor, Second Place, Thomas DeHoff, Worthington

Sampling the Bouquet, Third Place, Phil Roeder, Des Moines

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