The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is hosting its 2nd annual photo contest to highlight the 2011 Virginia farmers’ market summer season and Virginia Farmers’ Market Week. Virginia farmers’ markets are beautiful, showcasing an array of interesting colors, shapes, patterns, people, signage and more. Take a picture and capture your favorite scene at a Virginia farmers’ market for an opportunity to win a Virginia Grown/Virginia Finest Prize Package, valued at $100. All photos must feature Virginia farmers’ market scenes and products. Virginia Farmers’ Market Week is August 7-13, 2011.
The photo contest runs from July 1 to August 17, 2011.
Four winners will be announced.
The winners will be judged by a panel of photography experts from all eligible photo entries received by VDACS. No purchase necessary to win. One entry per person.
E-mail your photo along with the entry and release form to email@example.com or mail them to Virginia Grown Photo Contest, VDACS, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond VA 23218. The winners will be announced no later than Friday, August 26, 2011. Prize must be claimed by November 22, 2011. Find complete details and rules below.
All 2011 entries can be viewed on the VDACS Flickr site.
Governor Robert McDonnell has officially recognized August 7 – 13, 2011 as Farmers’ Market Week in Virginia. Virginia Farmers’ Markets are the heart of the community and have a positive impact on our economy, health and environment. Celebrate Virginia Farmers’ Markets during the week and throughout the season. Fresh from the farm….fresh to you.
Show appreciation to your favorite Virginia Farmers’ Market by voting in the nationally recognized American Farmland Trust America’s Favorite Farmers Markets™ contest. Virginia farmers’ markets have placed in the top 20 for the last two year and we have no plans to slow down on showing the nation how proud we are of our bountiful and wonderful farmers’ markets. Click here to find out more about the program and how you can cast your vote for your favorite market!
For more information contact:
Leanne DuBois, VDACS Office of Promotions
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Virginia Grown | 102 Governor Street | Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804.225.3663 | Fax: 804.371.7786