am photo contest

The winners have been chosen! Be sure to visit view the winning photographs during our annual meetings...look for the photo contest TV screens set up in Society Center Nov. 2-5!

Science isn't just found in the laboratory and classroom. It can also exist in art and photographs. What inspires you in a farm landscape, in a wetland or forest, in a plant you’re studying or a soil you’ve just unearthed? Display your vision at the next annual meeting by entering the 1st annual photography contest.

Winning photos will be displayed at our Long Beach Annual Meeting, and all submissions could be used for CSA News, Soil Horizons, Crops & Soils, websites, social media, and education purposes.

The themes for the photo contest are each Society’s tag lines:

ASA: Agronomy Feeds the World

CSSA: Plant Science for a Better World

SSSA: Soils Sustain Life

All members are eligible including undergraduate, and graduate students. Deadline to submit was Sept.15, 2014--the contest is now closed for the 2014 season.

Prizes: Each Society will choose a 1st place winner who will receive $100.Three 2nd place winners will receive $50, and three 3rd place winners will receive $25.

To submit a photo, go to

Common questions:

1)  Is there a limit on how many photos a member can submit? Up to 4 but only members can submit (lab staff, etc., are not included).

2)  Is there a limit on how old the picture is? For example, can the photo have been taken a couple years ago?  No. If it portrays the tag line, it’ll be a good entry!!

3)  Must the member be present at the Long Beach, CA, annual meeting if submitting a photo or winning the contest? No.

4)  When will contest winners be notified? By Dec. 15, 2014, via the email provided with submission.