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Get snapping - 'This is Dairying' photo competition launched

Get snapping - 'This is Dairying' photo competition launched

The ‘This is Dairying’ competition, in conjunction with the Teagasc Moorepark Dairy Open Day, will run throughout June 2023. The idea behind the competition is to give people the opportunity to show what they love about dairy farming.

The competition aims to exhibit pride and positivity across the dairy industry, whether that is featuring the importance of the family farm, pride in your animals or your dedication to safeguarding the environment. It provides an excellent opportunity for budding photographers and photo enthusiasts to get snapping while being in with a chance to win exciting prizes.

Speaking at the launch of the competition, Professor Laurence Shalloo, Head of the Teagasc Animal Grassland Research and Innovation Programme, said: "We are very pleased to organise this initiative again in 2023. Past competitions have showcased positivity and vibrancy within the industry and I have no doubt that this year will be no different. I look forward to seeing the contributions of all involved in the dairy industry."

The People in Dairy Programme Manager, Dr. Conor Hogan, added: "It is essential as a community that the dairy industry actively promotes what is positive about our farms. This competition offers everybody involved in the industry the opportunity to share something they love about farming. Sharing a photo is one simple and positive action that people can take this June to support dairy farming." 

The ‘This is Dairying’ competition will run until June 26th. The winners will be selected and photos will be displayed online and at the Teagasc Moorepark Dairy Open Day. The overall winner will receive €500 (voucher) and have their photo displayed in the Paddy O’Keeffe Animal & Grassland Research & Innovation Centre, Moorepark. The first runner up will receive €250 and five remaining finalists will be chosen to each receive €50 vouchers.

To enter, participants are asked to upload their photos through the online form at www.teagasc.ie/thisisdairying.

Photo caption - Pictured is Professor Laurence Shalloo snapping a picture of Teagasc Moorepark staff Caitlin Looney, Conor Hogan, Sarah Walsh, Ryan Prendergast and Emer Kennedy.