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Missouri Livestock Symposium

Send us your best snapshots of Missouri farm life
and enter this year’s Missouri Livestock Symposium
​photo contest!

Photos entered in the contest can be found on the Symposium’s Flickr stream.

Eligibility – The contest is open to amateur photographers in the state of Missouri. Photographers

may submit up to three entries. Entries must show some aspect of agriculture including farm life,
farm scenes or livestock.

Photographer affirms they are at least 18 years of age and competent to contract in their own name,

or if younger than 18 years of age, confirm that their parent or guardian is submitting photographs on their behalf. Also, Photographer or their parent or guardian, have read the terms and conditions (pdf) before submitting any photographs and fully understand the content, meaning, and impact of the terms and conditions. 

How to enter – Photos will be accepted through 5 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017.

  • Email photos (jpg) to
  • Include your name, complete address, phone, age, title of photo and a little bit about your photo, in the email.
  • All photos must be 8.5 x 11 inches and portrait orientation. Photos must be 300 dpi.
  • By submitting a photo, photographer has thus attached their electronic signature and is in agreement with the contest terms and conditions (PDF).

Selection process – Missouri Livestock Symposium committee members will select the top 10 photos from all photos submitted by the deadline. These photos will then be displayed on the Missouri Livestock Symposium Facebook  page during the week of September 17 through 12 p.m. on September 25, 2017, where individuals can vote for their favorite photo by sharing, commenting and liking! Share - 3 points, Comment - 2 points, Like - 1 point.

The top five photos receiving the most points will then be reviewed by a committee selected by the Missouri Livestock Symposium. From those top 5, the committee will select the photo most representing the Missouri Livestock Symposium. The Missouri Livestock Symposium committee will request an original print of the winning photo (8.5 x 11, portrait orientation, 300 dpi). The winning photo will be recognized at the evening program of the Missouri Livestock Symposium on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Want to check out this year’s competition? Check out our Flickr stream at

PrizesThe winning photograph will appear on the cover of the Missouri Livestock Symposium program book. The winner will also receive a $100 cash prize from the Missouri Livestock Symposium and a framed print of the winning photo.

General Contest Guidelines:

  • Missouri Livestock Symposium committee may request an original print of the winning photo (8.5 x 11, portrait orientation, minimum 300 dpi)
  • Photos must show farm scenes, farm life or livestock.
  • Photos must have been taken in Missouri since January 1, 2014, by the person submitting the image.
  • Limit of three entries per photographer.
  • Significant digital manipulation of photos is not allowed. Normal cropping, color correction, etc. are acceptable.
  • Missouri Livestock Symposium committee members and their immediate families are not eligible.
  • Photos entered in the contest may appear on the Missouri Livestock Symposium website, Flickr page, Facebook page and in Symposium publications. Winning photograph will be displayed at the Missouri Livestock Symposium, December 1 & 2, 2017 in Kirksville, MO.

The premier educational event for livestock producers nationwide.

November 30 and December 1, 2018

William Matthew Middle School, 1515 S. Cottage Grove,  Kirksville, Missouri