2015 Photography Competition – Stewards of the Soil

"The Future is in My Hands." Image by Janine Waters. 2012 Finalist – ‘Future Farmers’ – Open Category

“The Future is in My Hands.”
Image by Janine Waters.
2012 Finalist – ‘Future Farmers’ – Open Category

2015 Photography Competition

Winners have been announced! See the gallery below.

“Soil is a non-renewable resource; its preservation is essential for food security and our sustainable future… Healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production… Soils are the foundation for vegetation which is cultivated or managed for feed, fibre, fuel and medicinal products… Soils store and filter water, improving our resilience to floods and droughts.”
International Year of Soil – www.fao.org

2015 International Year of Soils

 In recognition of 2015 as ‘International Year of Soil’ the National Centre for Farmer Health is inviting you to share your vision of the relationship between Australian farming and the soil it occurs in, under and on.

This year’s theme is:


We are looking for images that portray the myriad of colours and textures of a soil profile; the incredible produce grown in that soil; farmers working the land and/or working to restore degraded soils; or images that portray efforts at maintaining the soil’s life and sustainability.

  The photography competition follows on from the success of the National Centre for Farmer Health’s previous competitions in 2010 and 2012. Help celebrate Australian farming and the International Year of Soil.


  • Entries close Sunday 25th October 2015 EXTENDED – Friday 30th October 2015
  • Categories: Open, Secondary School Student, and Primary School Student
  • Cash prizes for winning and runner-up entries, including a People’s Choice award
  • Judged by renowned photographers Jill Frawley, Ewen Bell and Robert Drummond
  • Finalists and a selection of entries will be included in a travelling Photography Exhibition (venues to be announced)
  • Winners will be announced at Federation Square in Melbourne on International Soil Day, Saturday 5th December 2015

‘Stewards of the Soil’ Winners Gallery

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who entered this years competition. You can still view the Top 50 finalists here.

SPONSORSStewards of the Soil Sponsors 2015

Important Dates
Conditions of Entry
2012 Winners Gallery