If any ‘ol picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a picture of a Hereford cow, calf, bull or crossbred worth? Recognition for your ability with a camera and maybe $100.
The American Hereford Association (AHA) is once again hosting a monthly "Hereford Shots" photo contest for all Hereford and photography enthusiasts.
Each month the AHA will have a different theme for photo submissions. A panel of industry experts will judge entries and select the top five submissions each month. Those entries will vie for a "People's Choice Award" on the AHA Facebook page.
Submitted photos could be used in Hereford marketing and promotional projects including ad campaigns, social media, newsletters, the AHA website and the Hereford World.
Monthly "People's Choice" winners will be published in the Hereford World and recognized online. In December, the 11 monthly winners will compete for the 2017 photo of the year on the AHA Facebook page. The winner will receive a $100 ShopHereford.com gift card.
Entry deadlines are the first of each month. For example, January entries are due Jan. 1. The top five entries will post to Facebook by the fifth of each month, and voting will remain open until the 10th of each month.
Photos must be high quality, high-resolution and submitted electronically. Digital submissions must be 300 dpi, minimum 8"x10" and in JPG format. To submit, e-mail or dropbox images to [email protected]
All photos become the property of the AHA. The AHA reserves the right to use any images submitted for the Hereford World or for any AHA or Certified Hereford Beef marketing purpose.
Monthly themes are as follows:
January: Herefords in the Snow - Hereford cows/calves/bulls must be the focus of the image with a snow/winter theme.
February: Hereford Love - Show us how you care for your Herefords. Farmers and ranchers working with Herefords should be the focus of the photo.
March: Herefords Up Close - Hereford cattle up close must be the focus of the image.
April: Herefords in the Spring - Hereford cows/calves/bulls must be the focus of the image with a spring theme.
May: All About the Bull - The Hereford bull must be dominant in the photo. Suggested poses include ¾ front or rear-view, a group of bulls, or a bull with cows and/or calves.
June: The Momma - Photo must feature the Hereford cow. Calves or bulls may be in the photo but the focus must be on the cow.
July: Unbeatable Baldies - Photo must feature baldie females or calves. The photo can also include a Hereford bull, but that is not required.
August: Hereford Juniors in Action - Hereford youth must be the focus with a Hereford also in the photo. Examples include working cattle, feeding, showing, fitting etc.
September: Out to Pasture - Scenic cowherd shots. This can include only Hereford cattle or can be a commercial herd with a Hereford bull and baldie calves.
October: Working Cattle - Images of working cattle. Examples include administering shots, branding and sorting cattle.
November: The Sale Ring - Images of Hereford or Hereford-influenced cattle in a sale ring. Images can be from a production sale or a sale barn. This includes any image related to sale day.
For more information about the Hereford Shots contest, contact Kaylen Baker at [email protected].
Material on BEEF Briefing Room comes directly from company news releases. Source: American Hereford Association