Celebrating farm life through your eyes

The commonly portrayed view of farming and agriculture through much of the media in recent years has been one of drama or gloom – either hazed by the dust of drought or submerged beneath swelling floodwaters.


For those that have experienced aspects of country life – from farmers to visiting urbanites – we know there is much to celebrate! Despite the adversity, most farmers will tell you they are still farming because they love it and the endless trail of meandering caravans through rural Australia is testimony to the attraction held by the broader population.
Here is your opportunity to share your positive vision of all that agriculture and farming means to you.
Let your photograph tell a thousand words – images that portray our brown, green and gold paddocks; our ‘clean and green’ food bowl; the landscape on a foggy morning or bursting with afternoon sunshine;  machinery hard at work or resting in anticipation; livestock holding our gaze; farmers working safely, or your vision for the future of agriculture.
Join us for the 2012 National Centre for Farmer Health 'Celebrating Farm Life' photography competition
The photography competition ‘In Focus – Celebrating Farm Life’ is part of the National Centre for Farmer Health biennial conference ‘Sowing the Seeds of Farmer Health’ taking place from 17th – 19th September, 2012.

It follows on from the success of the inaugural conference and photography competition in 2010, which had 265 entries. Our focus is on broadening the understanding of agricultural health, wellbeing and safety.

Help celebrate the farming families that support this industry!
‘In Focus – Celebrating Farm Life’
Snapshot of the Competition
  • Entries closed Wednesday 1st August, 2012
  • Open, Secondary & Primary School Student Categories
  • Judged by renowned photographers David Fletcher, Jill Frawley and ASTW Travel Photographer of the Year , Ewen Bell
  • Photography Exhibition displayed at Hamilton Art Gallery from 29th August – 14th October, 2012
  • Winners to be announced at the Conference Welcome Reception on Monday 17th September, 2012
  • Cash prizes for winning entries, Ewen Bell’s “Photography for Travellers” book to be won and school-based prizes, including opportunity to compete for the  Archibull Prize

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Western District Health Service
Deakin University
Sponsors of the 'Celebrating Farm Life' photography competition


‘Sowing the Seeds of Farmer Health’ is proudly brought to you by

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The National Centre for Farmer Health gratefully acknowledge the wonderful support and grants offered by the following organisations


Department of Health







Illuka Resources Limited
National Centre for Dairy Education Australia
Safework Australia



Cotton Research & Development




Southern Grampians Shire Council
Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary Care Partnerships
Bendigo Radiology



Thanks also to our supporting partners

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Sharp Airlines
Meat and Livestock Australia
Stock and Land