Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s food labelling scheme, today launches its first ever photo competition for talented amateur photographers to show off their best snaps of farm animals.
The Fab Farm Animals competition is a celebration of what makes farm animals so special. It is being run by Freedom Food in a bid to help re-connect people with where their food comes from and the importance of good welfare for farm animals.
All kinds of photos can be submitted from quirky cows to dabbling ducks, the serious to the humorous, and close ups or landscapes, as contest organiser Liam Kurzeja explains:
"It doesn’t matter whether you have an iPhone, a compact camera or the latest SLR, any kind of camera can be used. We just want people – whether they are young, old, mums, dads or even farmers - to get out there and start capturing the amazing lives of farm animals on camera.
We hope that this fun way of getting people to engage with farm animals will help increase awareness of how important it is that they are cared for properly, and how choosing higher welfare food - such as Freedom Food - can directly help improve their lives."
The photos will be put to the public vote and the 10 most popular snaps will be submitted to a judging panel who will announce their overall favourite on 25 July. The lucky winner will receive a digital SLR camera (Canon EOS 1100D) with accessories.
From 7 June - 5 July 2013 entrants can simply log on to the Freedom Food Photo Contest website
and click on ‘enter now’ to upload a photo. From 8 July 2013 anyone can visit the site to vote for their favourite picture. Voting closes on Sunday 21 July 2013, and winners will be announced on 25 July 2013.