Students encouraged to participate in Cream of the Crop photo contest

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is encouraging families to take a drive, enjoy a walk or explore their own farm, while physical distancing, to take pictures to submit for the 2020 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest.

The eighth annual contest encourages young photographers to share their vision of agriculture in our state.

“With kids at home from school with their families, this is a great opportunity to go on a walk, take a drive or even explore their own farming property to capture the beauty of Illinois agriculture,” Frerichs said. “This is a fun contest for kids, but also a great teaching moment about the importance of agriculture in Illinois.”

The treasurer’s office is accepting electronic submissions for the Cream of the Crop Photo Contest from Illinois students, ages 8-18. Top photographs will be chosen in three age-based categories: ages 8-10, 11-14 and 15-18. Each student is allowed to submit up to two photos by June 24.

For more on this contest, please see this week’s print edition.