Farmer Health in a Changing World – 2018 PHOTO COMPETITION

Farming, as both an industry and a way of life, is changing rapidly—shifting weather patterns, developing production methods, improving farm safety opportunities and changing family farming structures, to name a few. What hasn’t changed is the importance of farming in Australia and the necessity to share, inspire and educate other Australians about this.
As we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the NCFH, we invite you to share your vision of all that is changing in agriculture and farming—the challenges and the opportunities.
Entries are now being accepted in eight categories, including a new photo plus healthy recipe category. Sections are available for Open, Secondary student and Primary student photographers. Generous cash prizes.
The photography competition ‘Farmer Health in a Changing World’ is part of the National Centre for Farmer Health Conference ‘Good health, wellbeing and safety: Making a difference to farmers’ lives’ taking place from 12th – 14th September, 2018.
It follows on from the success of the NCFH photography competitions in 2010, 2012 and 2015. Our focus continues to be on broadening the understanding of farmer health, wellbeing and safety.

Winners have been announced!!!

2018 Categories

1. Safe Farming Practices – Open & Secondary
As farming changes, it’s more important than ever to consider the safety of your number one farming asset – YOU!!! How do you stay safe on your farm?

2. Young Farmers – Open & Secondary
The understanding of a ‘typical’ farmer is changing. We are now seeing more young innovative people training in agriculture and staying or returning to farm. How are these young innovators making a difference in your community?
3. Farming Families – Open & Secondary
The majority of Australian farms are family owned. However, the profile of family farming is continually changing. What does your farming family look like?
4. Mother Nature’s Wild Weather – Open & Secondary
Farmers are faced with the challenge of varying—often unpredictable—weather and extreme climatic events. How has climate impacted your farming work and life? What wild or beautiful weather events have you experienced?
5. Looking After Your Wellbeing – Open & Secondary
Protecting the health and wellbeing of farming families is key to a successful farming businesses. How do you look after your mind, body and soul? How do you keep yourself and others healthy? What do you do to make yourself or others smile?
6. Farm to Fork – Photograph of Produce + Original Recipe – Open & Secondary
Our farming community [and our backyard farmers] grow a wide range of quality produce. What produce have you grown or sourced in your local area? How have you used this produce in a favourite healthy recipe?
7. ‘Farmer Health in a Changing World’ – Primary Students ONLY
How are you involved in farming? What does farming look like from your perspective?
8. Instagram – PEOPLE’S CHOICE – All Ages
Enter your “Instagram Style” images related to ‘Farmer Health in a Changing World’—keeping farm safety at the forefront using our Media Guidelines. You must be following our Instagram Page to be eligible for the ‘People’s Choice’ award. The entry with the most “LIKES” will win [provided they meet all the Conditions of Entry].



Open for each Category

  • Winner : $175
  • Runner-up : $100

Secondary School Student

  • Winner : $100
  • Runner-up : $60

Primary School Student

  • Winner : $100
  • Runner-up : $60
  • Honourable Mention : $40

School Participation Award

  • Awarded to the Primary and Secondary School with the highest proportion of participating enrolled students entering.

Instagram – People’s Choice : $100

Important Dates
Friday 16th March 2018 : Open for Entries
Sunday 12 August 2018 [EXTENDED] : Entries Close
Wednesday 12th September 2018 : Winners Announced at 2018 Conference “Good health, wellbeing and safety: Making a difference to farmers’ lives” Hamilton PAC, Victoria
Conditions of Entry
Conditions of entry

  1. The photography competition is free and open to all.
    All entries must be received by Sunday 12 August 2018 [EXTENDED].
    Only one entry will be permitted in each eligible category.
    Only photos not previously entered in a photography competition may be submitted.
    Photos must be submitted digitally via our website. No printed copies will be accepted.
  2. Submitted images must be in JPEG format with a minimum of 3000 pixels on the shortest dimension. File size should be a minimum of 1MB and a maximum of 4MB. Uploaded files should be named as surname_firstname_nameofimage_theme1open.jpg (with no spaces).
    All photos must be accompanied by:
    i.  A brief title/caption (20 words or less), and
    ii. An explanation of how the photo fits the theme [100 words or less].
  3. All photos submitted in the category ‘Farm to Fork’ must be accompanied by an original recipe.
    Winning photographs will be considered by the judges to best represent each category. The judges’ decision is final and binding.
    The NCFH reserves the right to refuse or not display an entry.
  4. All approved photographs will be displayed on the website
  5. Instagram Category photos are to be submitted online. They will then be posted on Instagram where the ENTRANT and the ‘LIKER’ must ’FOLLOW‘ the NCFH Instagram page for photos and votes to be eligible. The winner of the ‘People’s Choice’ award will be determined by the total number of ‘Likes’ received for each photo entered. The photo with the greatest number of ‘Likes’ by Sunday 22 July, 2018 will be awarded the winners prize provided they meet all critera.
  6. A selection of entries will be on display in a travelling exhibition. Location details will be available on our website.
  7. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded as part of the NCFH Conference ‘Good health, wellbeing and safety: Making a difference to farmers’ lives’ on the evening of 12 September 2018.
  8. Winning photos will be displayed on our website and published in the Hamilton Spectator.
    Greatest care will be taken with all entries but no responsibility accepted for loss or damage.
    Employees [and immediate family of employees] of the NCFH are not eligible to enter this competition.
  9. The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the NCFH, contain content that is considered unsafe (refer to the NCFH Media Guidelines), obscene, defamatory or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate.
  10. All photographs submitted as entries to the competition must be an original work taken by the competition entrant and must not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party. Disguising or misrepresenting the origin of your content is cause for disqualification. If the submitted content contains any material not owned by the entrant and/or subject to the rights of a third party, and/or if any person appears in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining permission to exhibit and use the photograph in the manner set forth in these rules without additional compensation. Entrants will retain ownership of copyright of their photographs.
  11. By entering this competition, each entrant allows the NCFH a non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide perpetual licence to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, create derivative works, broadcast, and communicate to the public their photographs in all forms of media including, but not limited to: display at a public exhibition, publication of a book, community education workshops, conferences and events. Where possible the photographer will be acknowledged.
  12. The NCFH reserves the right to examine the original photograph/recipe/source material in order to verify its validity and originality and confirm compliance with these rules. Entries are void if the NCFH determines the photograph or recipe to not be an original, or if the entries are incomplete, inaccessible or blocked, corrupted, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
  13. Submitted photos are not to be watermarked.
  14. By entering this competition, entrants agree to have their contact details added to the NCFH ENews list.
  15. By entering this competition you agree to all of the above conditions.