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Local Eyre Peninsula Farmer wins National Photography Award.

Local Eyre Peninsula Farmer wins National Photography Award.

The National Farmers’ Federation and Harvest Agricultural Tyres have awarded the first prize in the National AgDay Photo Competition to an Eyre Peninsula local.   

The Third AgDay Photo Competition attracted some of the best visual representation of what it means to be a farmer in Australia, honouring the theme #WeAreAusFarmers.

Cungena based farmer and hobby photographer Pam Lee’s stunning photograph ‘Reaping on Sunset’ was selected from over 200 entries as the winner of the $1000 main prize.

Mrs Lee has no formal training in photography and entered at the suggestion of a cousin in Darwin.  Clearly her work has been noticed by discerning eyes well before it came to national attention. 

“I snapped this shot in the middle of our Harvest program just after getting off the chaser bin for the day and it features my son Tom and his mate Smithy behind the wheel close to sundown,” Mrs Lee said. 

The NFF were pleased to welcome back Harvest Agricultural Tyres as a sponsor of the AgDay Photo Competition. The Harvest team generously provided a cash prize pool and have developed a stunning Photographic Screen Saver featuring the most popular entries.  This can be downloaded and enjoyed by the general public all year at

Troy Cook of Harvest Tyres was thrilled to see the prize go to the Eyre Peninsula local.    He said; “The Ag Day photo competition provides us with an opportunity to put a spotlight on our farming & agribusiness industry and celebrates life on the land.   

“We’re presenting the award to our winner Pam Lee at her local tyre dealer Crowders Tyres based in Streaky Bay South Australia.     

“The team at Crowders are agri-machinery tyre specialists who work hard not only keep farm equipment mobile at peak usage times, but to look for ways they can ultimately help farmers reduce their operating costs. 

“We work with local business’ like our friends at Crowders to supply our Australian engineered tyres that are specifically built for local conditions.”  

NFF President Fiona Simson said that the AgDay Photo Competition was an important part of National AgDay celebrations and is looking forward to growing the festivities in coming years.

“The entries in the photo competition perfectly match the theme of #WeAreAusFarmers,” said Ms Simson.

“People don’t usually realise where the food on their plate is coming from, so to showcase and celebrate our Aussie farmers doing it tough is a fantastic initiative and one we hope even more Australians get behind in the future.”

The winner Pam Lee will be receiving a framed copy of her winning photograph at Crowders Tyre Service, Streaky Bay, on Wednesday 19th February at 2.30pm.  Mrs Lee will also be available for interview and media are welcome to attend the presentation.   (Location: Crowders Tyre Service 3 Bay Rd, Streaky Bay SA)

The judging panel agreed on the following first, second and third placed winners.   Winning images are available for download here: 

First place: Pam Lee of Cungena,  SA, ‘Reaping on Sunset’

2nd place: Helen Commens QLD: ‘Little Ringer’    

3rd place: Amanda Stewart, WA:  ‘Welding the Header’

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