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Entry requirements

Judging information

Prize information

Click here to view the 2014 winning entries.

2015 Finalists may be on display at Farm City Festival at the Ocala 4-H Farm on Nov. 15 and the Farm City Week/Agricultural Hall of Fame banquet on Nov. 19. The Grand Prize winner will be announced the first week of January after all votes has been collected from sites throughout the county.


Farm City Week Photo Contest

Sponsored by the Farm City Week Coalition &
Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' & Owners' Association

Florida photographers of all ages are encouraged to enter. 
Submit your striking images that celebrate Farm City Week and what it represents.  Your images should highlight the diversity of life in Marion County, Florida and/or Central Florida.

Farm City Week is celebrated nationally each year the week leading up to Thanksgiving.  Farm City Week reminds us of the interdependency of food producers and food consumers, as well as those who process, package, transport and retail food.  America has good soils, good rainfall, good farmers and good technology, all of which have allowed production agriculture to increase the number of people one farmer feeds from 26 in 1960 to 155 today. 


Entry requirements

Photographers of all ages are encouraged to enter one photo per category.




Ag_cattleAG_hayFarm Animals
and Crops

Farm People
Landscapes and Flowers

Entries must include the following information:
- Photographer name.
- Location of photo.
- Title or history of photo.
- Names of people in photo (with permission).
- Has this photo appeared in print? When? Where?
- Contact phone number.
- Submission category.
- Names of animals, optional.
- Has the photo appeared on social media?
- Do you have permission from the people in the photo?
Free Entry

- DEADLINE - Entries accepted 12:01 a.m. EST on October 2, 2017 to Noon EST on October 30, 2017
- Hand deliver or mail: FTBOA office, 801 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474
- Online: Post to
- Email:
- Text: attach photo to 352-598-6832.
We are not responsible for photos that are not received by electronic methods or are removed from communication when transmitted, so be sure to receive a confirmation.

 Judging information

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit in the category they were submitted. The Farm City Week coalition shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final. The judging panel will select three finalists in each category and honorable mentions as necessary. The general public will select the Grand Prize Winner by popular vote from the finalists determined by the judging panel. Public voting for the grand-prize winner from the finalists in each category runs December 1 to December 30.  Public voting will be at several locations.  One vote per person. The Grand Prize winner will be announced by mid-January after all votes have been collected from sites throughout the county.


Entries can be printed, but no larger than 11 x 14 and mounted, or unframed, stretch framed or framed.  If an e-mailed or uploaded photo is choses as a finalist, a request for a printed version may be made so the photo can be displayed.  Digitally altered photos are acceptable such as Instagram photos.  "High Dynamic Range" images are acceptable. 
Photos with people must have a release that can be provided upon request.
No photos of pets such as dogs, cats, hamsters or images of captive animals photographed in zoos and no offensive photos, damage to the environment or put any individual or animal in danger, or infringe on the rights of any other photographers or persons.
Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us to use the photo in publications.
Photo release - If your photograph is selected as a winner, you grant the Farm City Week Coalition and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' & Owners' Association a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to use: at/by voting locations, at other Farm City Events, use on the Internet in support of Farm City Week, commercial communications, commercial use, in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, other electronic forms, and the like.  Photographer will be given credit with the photographer's last name when the photo is published (and we are not held responsible if the name is inadvertently left out in publication). 
the Farm City Week coalition reserves the right to adjust any date(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control. 

 Grand Prize Voting

 Public voting for the grand-prize winner from the finalists in each category runs December 1 - December 30.  Only one vote per person, regardless of number of locations, is permitted.  Location hours may vary.

Public voting will be at the following locations:
- Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon
- Forest Public Library, 905 S. Highway 314A, Ocklawaha
- Reddick Public Library, 15150 NW Gainesville Rd., Reddick
- Marion County Utilities Office, 11800 SE Highway 441, Belleview
- Marion County Extension Service Offices, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala
- FTBOA Florida Thoroughbred Museum & Gallery, 801 SW 60th Ave., Ocala
- Marion County Visitor & Convention Bureau Office, 112 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala
- Marion County Public Library Headquarters-Ocala, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala
- Sparr Building & Supply, 13033 NE Jacksonville Rd., Sparr

Prize information

All finalists will be on display at all voting locations. 

Finalists and the Grand Prize winner published online at and in print in the following FTBOA publications: The Florida Horse, Wire to Wire or Horse Capital Digest, on  Images may also be featured on FTBOA, Farm City Week or Extension Service social media pages throughout the calendar year. Additional prizes may be added. 

No cash prizes will be awarded.