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 2020 photo contest will be accepted July 1-Oct. 31, 2020 Online voting for Best of Show and People’s Choice will take place in early December 2020. For a complete list of rules for the 2020 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest, click HERE.

Photo Contest Entries: CLICK HERE

2019 Winners

We are pleased to share the category winners of the 2019 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest below! Click here to view our Flickr albums to see all of the 2019 entries.

SILOS & SMOKESTACKS PARTNER SITES

Flynn Mansion in Bloom

BEST OF SHOW, FIRST PLACE: Flynn Mansion in Bloom, Dave Austin

SECOND PLACE: Monarchs in September, Kristie Burns

THIRD PLACE: Bison in Spring, Kristie Burns


AMERICAN AGRICULTURE

Weathered

FIRST PLACE: Weathered, Michael Callison

SECOND PLACE: Sunset Star Barn, Joann Long

THIRD PLACE: Foggy Summer Sunrise, Dave Austin

HONORABLE MENTION: Kentucky Wheat Harvest, Keith Bridgman


CELEBRATIONS OF IOWA AGRICULTURE

Smoke and Steam

FIRST PLACE: Smoke & Steam, Paul Grillo

SECOND PLACE: Impatient Worker, Carsyn TenHaken

THIRD PLACE:  Queen Rides Again, Mary Pat Coburn


IOWA FARMSCAPES

Harvestbeams

FIRST PLACE: Harvest Beams, Chad Heggen

SECOND PLACE: Hello Stranger, Kevin Schuchmann

THIRD PLACE: Gated Sunrise, Sandy McCurdy

HONORABLE MENTION: After the Rain, Larry Mendenhall


LIFE ON THE IOWA FARM

Farm Kid Fun

FIRST PLACE: Farm Kid Fun, Ann Clinton

SECOND PLACE: Berry Picking, Katharine Vogel

THIRD PLACE: Teamwork, Chad Heggen

HONORABLE MENTION: When She Thought Nobody Was Looking, Kristie Burns


MODERN AGRICULTURE IN IOWA

Long Shadows

FIRST PLACE: Long Shadows, Harlen Persinger

SECOND PLACE: No Till Bean Planting, Sandy McCurdy

THIRD PLACE: Combine Raising Dust, Sandy McCurdy

VISITOR GUIDE PHOTO FEATURE

Park Farm at Sunset

Park Farm at Sunset, James Cushman


PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, Justin Rogers


PREVIOUS YEAR’S PHOTOS

2017– 20162015 – 2014 2013 – 2012 – 2011 – 2010 – 2009 – 2008 – 2007