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 2022 photo contest will be accepted June 1, 2022 – Oct. 31, 2022. Online voting for Best of Show and People’s Choice will take place in early December 2022. Click HERE for a complete list of rules.


2021 Winners

We are pleased to share the category winners of the 2021 Capture the Heart of America Photo Contest below! Click here to view our Flickr albums to see all of the 2021 entries.

AMERICAN AGRICULTURE

Time and Tailwinds, Harlen Persinger

FIRST PLACE: Harlen Persinger, Time and Tailwinds

SECOND PLACE: Cher Davis, Frozen Cherry Blooms in Hail Storm

THIRD PLACE:  Catherine  Kerr, Sunrise on Byecroft Road

HONORABLE MENTION:  Audrey Rex, She Blows From that Direction

 


CELEBRATIONS OF IOWA AGRICULTURE

Live Laugh Ride, by Greg Punelli

FIRST PLACE: Greg Punelli, Live Laugh Ride

SECOND PLACE: Greg Punelli, Mutton Bustin

THIRD PLACE: Paul Grillo, A Cut Above!


IOWA FARMSCAPES

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BEST OF SHOW + FIRST PLACE: Dave Austin, A Season Begins

SECOND PLACE: Dean Traver , Highway 64 Sunset

THIRD PLACE: Aaron Miller, Sunset on the Farm

HONORABLE MENTIONS:  Aaron Miller, Peaceful Fenceline


LIFE ON THE IOWA FARM

Team Work Loading Oat Bundles, by Wilford Yoder

FIRST PLACE: Wilford Yoder, Team Work Loading Oat Bundles

SECOND PLACE: Kara  Grupp, Rooster at Sunrise

THIRD PLACE: Roger Weyhrich, Down in Front Please

HONORABLE MENTION: John Lee, It’s Iowa

HONORABLE MENTION: Ann Clinton, Snow Day Fun


MODERN AGRICULTURE IN IOWA

Sunset Yields, by Ann Clinton

FIRST PLACE: Ann Clinton, Sunset Yields

SECOND PLACE: Sandy McCurdy, Planter Mirrored

THIRD PLACE: Harlen Persinger, Prosperity


SILOS & SMOKESTACKS PARTNER SITES

Stare Down, by Greg Punelli

FIRST PLACE: Greg Punelli, Stare Down

SECOND PLACE: Paul Houston, The Smithy

THIRD PLACE: Dave Austin, 1900 Hay Harvest


VISITOR GUIDE PHOTO FEATURE

Hoover Village Blacksmoth, by Dean Traver

Dean Traver, Hoover Village Blacksmith


PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Hanging Around the Barn, by Dave Austin

Dave Austin, Hanging Around the Barn


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