The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced the 2012 Farm Bureau Photo Contest. The competition is open to all state and county Farm Bureau members and employees over 18 years of age at the time of entry, including professional photographers.

Submitted photos will be used to accurately portray today’s agriculture and safe practices of farmers and ranchers, and also for future use in AFBF, and related companies, publications and promotions. The competition guidelines state all photo submissions must exemplify safe practices on the farm or ranch.

The competition is comprised of five categories: Safety and Health; My Scenic Farm/Ranch; At Work on the Farm or Ranch; At Home on the Farm or Ranch; and Consumer Outreach. The contest runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, with monetary prizes being awarded to the top three placing photos in each category. First place winners will be awarded $200, second place $150 and third place $100.

Competition winners will be announced at the AFBF Annual Meeting in January 2013 in Nashville, Tenn.

For more information on how to register and to view the contest’s rules and regulations click here.