The competition was fierce and the standard hugely impressive – that was the official verdict on the Goodyear Farm Tires Photography Competition after the winners were selected.
A contest inviting the agricultural community to submit eye-catching photography took place over the last two months and dozens of entries were submitted in three different categories.
The winners, detailed below, will have the honour of seeing their pictures featured in the Goodyear Farm Tires marketing materials for 2021, which will be viewed by tens of thousands of people across the UK.
In addition, the winners will also receive a share of a prize fund of more than £2,000 worth of merchandise and product.
Agricultural and rural photography professional Ruth Downing was amongst the judges and was suitably impressed with the quality of entry.
Ruth, who owns Rural Pictures, said: “It was a real honour to be invited to be a judge by Goodyear Farm Tires.
“The standard of entry was extremely high and it was difficult to select winners in the different categories.
“Farmers in the UK do outstanding work so it was fantastic for Goodyear Farm Tires to give them the opportunity to showcase their lifestyles through the art of photography.”
The winners of the category and Ruth’s expert analysis on their images can be found below.
Farming Family Life – Winner: Kerry Adams. Runners-up: Catherine McCullagh, Heather Ross.
Ruth: “This lovely crisp black and white image clearly shows a ‘family discussion’ taking place whilst they’re working. Use of black and white for the image places focus on the trio of men without any distracting elements.”
Farming Landscapes – Winner: Robert Harrison, Runners-up: Matthew Mullen, Tracey Townsend, Jenny Beever.
Ruth: “The winner of this category has produced a really lovely image and one which perfectly fits the title of the brief. Stunning scenery and reflections combined with livestock which are beautifully positioned to lead the eye into the image.”
My Tractor/Machinery – Winner: Heather Ross, Runners-up: Elizabeth Hart, Hannah McConaghie
Ruth: “A great capture of working machinery shot in interesting late afternoon or evening light.”