Macra seeks entries for its photo contest
This year's Macra na Feirme photo competition is over half way through and entrants have another five monthly opportunities to win the €1,000 top prize.
Each of 12 monthly winners receives a €200 gift voucher and will see their monthly winning shot included in the 2018 Macra calendar.
The Origin Green/It Starts Here sustainable Irish farming photo competition is supported by An Bord Bía and so far we have received some truly breathtaking shots, from lambing season snaps to silage cutting. The aim of this competition is to raise awareness about the achievements and beauty of sustainable practices on Irish farms. Get snapping for the summer
Macra na Feirme National President James Healy is encouraging everyone to get snapping over the summer.
He said: 'Whether it's a mobile phone or a camera, everyone has the ability to take a good quality photo and we have had many beautiful photographs in our Bord Bia competition so far, that showcase the very best in sustainable Irish farming practices.
'Sustainable farming and efficient farming go hand in hand and can help to preserve your farm and land for future generations. Today with social media, most people are budding photographers and by sending in your photos of the Irish countryside, you give yourself a good opportunity to win some great prizes as well as publicity for your photography skills.'
You can enter instantly on Twitter with tag and hashtags: @MacraNaFeirme #OriginGreen #ItStartsHere Photographs can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line 'Photo competition, Origin Green It Starts Here'.