Jun
11
2018

Photo contest celebrates agriculture and fisheries

Islanders are invited to showcase the province and its primary industries by entering the annual “Celebrate PEI Agriculture and Fisheries” photo contest.

To participate in this year’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries contest – and for contest details – visit princeedwardisland.ca/agriphotocontest. With rolling hills, roadside market stands, busy harbours, and animals big and small, Prince Edward Island’s primary industries are a great inspiration for beauty.

“Agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries are the economic backbone of our communities and they also contribute tremendously to the stunning landscape of our province,” Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Robert Henderson said. “I encourage all Islanders to get out, enjoy the beautiful scenery of our province, and participate in our photo contest.”

Photos can be submitted under seven different categories beginning today and running to Thursday, July 20 in the following categories:

  • farmscapes;
  • commercial fisheries and aquaculture;
  • celebrating farm and fishing families;
  • Prince Edward Island.’s next generation of farmers and fisheries; Black and white image of cows by Hayley Wood of PEI
  • 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 $50 in farmer’s market vouchers.
 
A special People’s Choice category winner will be selected by popular vote from the category winners during Old Home Week 2018. The winner will receive a grand prize valued at $500. The 2017 People’s Choice winner titled “Black & White Bovines” (at right) was submitted by Hayley Wood.

Media contact:
Wayne MacKinnon
wemackinnon@gov.pe.ca

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