Farmstay U.S. Blog

Created for and by travelers and the farmers, these posts will cover a variety of topics related to farm stays in the U.S.

2011 Farm Stay U.S. Photo Contest

Photographs are an integral part of the Farm Stay U.S. website, telling our stories in pictures. For the farmer or rancher, it might be a newborn calf or a hayfield at harvest; for the guest, eggs found by a child or a backdrop of buffalo against majestic mountains. Photos connect us.

With that in mind, we're having a contest! Submission Deadline: December 31, 2011, 11:59PM, PST.


Ram Photo ContestWe want to find six wonderful images to feature as our rotating photographs on the Home page of Farm Stay U.S. The winning photos will have photographer credit, link directly to the farm or ranch of origin, and will be seen by every visitor to the site. Additionally, winners will receive a copy of the book The Dirty Life, by Kristin Kimball, and an "Eat. Love. Farm" or "Who's Your Farmer?" t-shirt.

How to participate:

  • Take photos at your farm/ranch/vineyard stay, and encourage your guests to do so too!

  • Submit photos to the 'We Love Farm Stays & Guest Ranches' Flickr pool. Instructions can be found on both the For Farms tab, and the For Guests tab on our website.

  • The photos do not need to be newly taken as of this announcement. They may be older photos from your farm stay.


Other considerations:

  • Photos may be emailed to in lieu of posting on Flickr. Farm Stay U.S. staff will then post the photos to the group.

  • Photos must be submitted by the photographers themselves, must be titled with the farm name, and have a tag of "FSUSContest2011".

  • Photos should be horizontal and have a minimum size of 620x290 pixels.

  • There is no limit on the number of photographs that can be submitted by one photographer. Flickr only allows six photos to be submitted at one time to the group, so if you have more, please continue to submit them separately.

  • Winners will be selected by our panel of three impartial judges and the announcement will be made by the end of January, 2012.

  • Winners will be contacted via Flickr, so be sure to use a working email address when you register there.

  • Photographers retain all rights to their photos. By entering this contest, the photographer agrees that their photo may be used on the Farm Stay U.S. website and in other promotional materials.

Contact with any questions about the contest or the submission process.

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