Capture the spirit of Wheatbelt with CBH

Countryman

CBH is once again searching for the best images of the Wheatbelt in its annual photographic competition, under the theme of Australian Year of the Farmer.

This will mark the 12th year the competition has run and entrants are encouraged to let loose their imagination and creativity to visually depict life on the land for grain growers, their families and community.

CBH chief executive Andy Crane said this year's theme was all about encapsulating the true spirit of farmers and the vital role they played in the WA landscape.

"In celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer, our photo competition aims to honour the hard work and dedication of our grain growers, from those who come from small entities to large agribusiness, and the families, communities and regions that stand behind them," he said.

"It's about capturing the real nature of rural Australians and depicting the unique landscape they work on everyday. At CBH, we are dedicated to creating and returning value to growers and believe every grower and every story is important and should be celebrated and recognised."

CBH is again partnering with Countryman to host the People's Choice Award, whereby one winner will be selected by the public through online voting at www.countryman.com.au.

Entries will be profiled in Countryman and its website throughout the competition.

The winners will also be on display in the tents of both Countryman and CBH at this year's Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, and CBH's site at Newdegate Machinery Field Days and Mingenew Lions Midwest Expo. At the field days, visitors can vote for their favourite image in the People's Choice Award and in the 2013 CBH calendar.

For the competition winners, there is a mix of cash and other prizes up for grabs.

Enter a maximum of four photos (with a minimum of 2MB resolution per photo) online through CBH's website at www.cbh.com.au.

Alternatively, email photos to corporateaffairs@cbh.com.au.

Photos can also be posted along with a completed entry form to Photo Competition, CBH Group Corporate Affairs, GPO Box L886, Perth, WA 6842.

The competition will close 5pm on Friday, August 3, 2012, so start snapping and get your entry - late entries will not be accepted.

2012 CBH Photographic Competition

The competition is divided into five categories:

·CBH members and their immediate families (CBH grower number required) - six winners;

·Rural community residents (people living in grainbelt communities who are not gain growers) - two winners;

·CBH employees - two winners;

·Children up to and including 15 years of age - two winners; and

·Overall winner - best overall photograph.

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