SALEM — Oregon Farm Bureau invites the public to submit their best photos of Oregon agriculture for a chance to be featured in the 2021 Oregon’s Bounty Calendar.
The award-winning calendar celebrates all aspects of Oregon agriculture: the products, the people, the crops, the cultivation, the landscape, anything that depicts the beauty, culture, enjoyment, technology, or tradition of family farming and ranching.
“What makes the Oregon’s Bounty Calendar so special is that the images are sourced from the public,” said OFB Communications Director Anne Marie Moss. “Oregon agriculture is an interesting, inspiring subject for photographers.
“We’re looking for what I call ‘gaze-worthy’ images, photos that you can enjoy for a month as the calendar hangs on the wall,” said Moss. “The Oregon’s Bounty Calendar is mailed to about 67,000 Farm Bureau members across the entire state. It’s truly an exceptional opportunity for both amateur and professional photographers to get their work shown.”
Horizontal-layout, high-resolution images — both close-ups and panoramic shots — are needed of all types of agriculture in all seasons. Subject ideas include rural scenery; portraits of farmers, ranchers, or farm families; planting or harvest shots; scenes from farm stands and farmers markets; and close-ups of fruits, vegetables, flowers, crops in the field, farm animals.
The deadline for entries is Sept. 15, and there’s no limit to the number of photos that can be submitted.
As thanks for participating, everyone who submits photos with their mailing address will receive a complimentary copy of the Oregon’s Bounty Calendar in December. Photographers with images selected for month pages in Oregon’s Bounty, along with six runners-up, will receive a photo credit in the calendar and numerous copies of the calendar.
Submission instructions, photo specifications, contest rules, and examples of previous calendars are available at www.OregonFB.org/calendar.
Oregon Farm Bureau (OFB) is a grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit, general farm organization representing the interests of farming and ranching families in the public and policymaking arenas. First established in Oregon at the county level in 1919 and state level in 1932, Farm Bureau is organized in all 36 counties.