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Each year, GrainGrowers holds a photo competition for Australian grain farmers to showcase their great industry. The Top 12 photos will be featured in the 2022 GrainGrowers Calendar and each member will receive a copy.

2021 Photo Competition Winners

1stKarin Stark

2nd Janet Dampney

3rd Sarah Parker

1st Place Winner

Our first-place winner is Karin Stark from NSW. Karin won $1,000 for her winning shot ‘Sunset Girl’.

Judge's Comment: It's a timeless image. It's looking ahead to the future and it made me wonder what is ahead for this young girl. The way her hair is emulating the wheat just makes this a beautiful image. It has action, empathy and it's well composed.

2nd Place Winner

Second-place winner was awarded to Janet Dampney from NSW. Janet won $500 for her shot ‘Breakfast’.

Judge's Comment: What a brilliant photo! Wildlife is always difficult. This is technically great, has great timing and the added sense of humour.

3rd Place Winner

Third-place winner was awarded to Sarah Parker from Quambatook, VIC. Sarah won $250 for her photo of 'Smokey' the farm dog, photographed in a wheat crop.

Judges Comment: Again another clever photograph. Working with animals is always tricky. A well composed photograph. It's a clever idea that's executed well.

People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award, with a prize of $250, goes to the photographer who has taken the most popular shot, as voted for by people on the GrainGrowers website. Our lucky winner for this years People Choice Award is Emma Charles from Cambooya, QLD. Emma's shot ‘Beauty in the Harvest’ received the most votes on the GrainGrowers website.

Emma said that the shot was taken on a very late winters day during harvest of soyabeans at Charles farming company.

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