Crop insurers call on farmers to demonstrate severity of drought in online photo contest

OVERLAND PARK. KANSAS (August 20, 2012)—National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) announced that it will host a 90-day photo contest, beginning today and featuring farm photos taken during the 2012 drought—on track to be one of the driest years the nation has ever seen.

The group is reaching out to all farmers suffering from these near-record drought conditions throughout the Midwest and Southwest and asking them to submit photos portraying the severity of the consequences these unpredictable weather conditions can impose on our nation’s farm families.

Uploading will begin on August 20, and submissions will be accepted through 12:00 AM EST, on Friday, September 21.

Once the submissions are in, visitors will be able to vote on the photos from September 22 through November 21. At the close of the contest, the top three photos will be ranked and awarded prizes, the first of which will be a new iPad.

Interested parties should follow Crop Insurance Keeps America Growing on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date with the contest’s progress. To view the official contest rules, please click here.