National Farmers Federation, Media Release, 3 December 2021
A stunning snapshot of apiculture has taken out first place in the 2021 National #AgDayAU Photo Competition.
This year, the competition received a record number of awe-inspiring entries, all capturing the many diverse agricultural careers right across the country.
Matching the theme of this National Agriculture Day – #AgVenture, keen photographers were asked to submit a photo encapsulating the many great adventures to be had working in Australian agriculture.
From beekeeping to cropping to stock work and even a look at the next generation of farm workers, NFF President Fiona Simson said entrants more than delivered on the brief.
“This year’s participants certainly made it tough for the judges. With so many incredible images submitted, all capturing fantastic careers in action, it was difficult to narrow down the finalists, let alone a winner!,” Ms Simson said.
The NFF co-hosted the competition with Syngenta making possible a prize pool of $5000 to be shared between prize getters.
Syngenta Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, Paul Luxton said #AgVenture was all about promoting the many exciting and fulfilling careers available in Aussie agriculture.
“The winning images succeed in taking you right to the paddock, tractor cab or the orchard. They perfectly capture the diversity in Australian agriculture and the dedication of those who work in our industry.”
2021 #AgDayAU Photo Competition Winners
Overall winner – The Bee Keeper (see above)
Photographer: Russell Ord, Margaret River, Western Australia
Second Place – Emily wins over Woolly
Photographer: Amanda Swaney, Mansfield, Victoria
Runner up – Eagerly awaiting a trip with Dad, Perth, WA
Photographer: Amelia Stone, Perth Western Australia
Runner up – McMahon Bros Orchard, Stanthorpe, QLD
Photographer: Louise Wright, Brisbane Queensland
Runner up – Stripy Sunset
Photographer: Mark Merrett, Kaniva Victoria
Runner up – Bird’s eye view of Brunette Downs Station
Photographer: Sarah Monsalve, Brisbane, Queensland