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Farm & Food Care launches Real Dirt on Farming photo contest

February 15, 2023  By Top Crop Manager

Farm & Food Care, a non-for-profit organization with a mandate to build public trust and confidence in food and farming is launching a nation-wide farm photo contest with $4,000 in cash prizes available for winners in six categories.

Winning photos may be used by the organization in the upcoming sixth edition of The Real Dirt on Farming, a publication that answers common questions about food and farming practices in Canada.

Photo contest categories include:

  1. Canadian Farm Scenes – Capture the beauty of Canada’s rural landscape;
  2. Faces Behind Food & Farming – From farmers to chefs and everyone in between – all the people who make food & farming possible doing what they love.
  3. All about Animals – Farm animals in the barn or field;
  4. Farm Innovation – Technology at work on Canadian farms;
  5. Crazy about Crops – Photos of crops being grown in fields, orchards or greenhouses across Canada;
  6. Farm to Plate – Showcasing the fresh, delicious and nutritious food grown and produced right here in Canada.

Prizes include:

  • $350 first prize in each category
  • $200 second prize in each category
  • $100 third prize in each category

* Non-winning entries used in The Real Dirt on Farming booklet will receive $50 per photo.

More information, including contest rules, eligibility, format, identification and judging are posted on the FFCO website at

Photos must be entered before end of day (6 p.m. PDT, 9 p.m. EDT) July 1.


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