Photo contest celebrates agriculture and fisheries

Jennifer Trainor was the 2016 People's Choice Winner of the Celebrate Agriculture and Fisheries photo contest.

Islanders can showcase the natural beauty inspired by our agriculture and fisheries industries through government’s annual photo contest.

The “Celebrate PEI Agriculture and Fisheries” photo contest lets shutterbugs capture Prince Edward Island’s lush rolling hills, roadside market stands, busy harbours, and farm animals big and small. Photos can be entered under seven different categories until July 28 at Celebrate PEI Agriculture and Fisheries Photo Contest (princeedwardisland.ca/agriphotocontest).

“Prince Edward Island’s agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries industries are the economic backbone of many communities and also contribute tremendously to the stunning landscape of our province,” said Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac. “I encourage all Islanders to get out, enjoy the beautiful scenery of our province, and participate in our photo contest.”

The seven entry categories include: farmscapes, commercial fisheries and aquaculture, celebrating farm and fishing families, our next generation of farmers and fishers, fresh from the land and/or sea, animals of agriculture, and the wild side. Finalists will be showcased at the Celebrate PEI Agriculture and Fisheries Old Home Week event. Category winners will be presented with their framed images after Old Home Week and receive a $50 Farmer’s Market Voucher.

A special People’s Choice category winner will be selected by popular vote from the category winners during Old Home Week 2017 and will receive a grand prize valued at $500. The 2016 People’s Choice winner was submitted by Jennifer Trainor.

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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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