Attention Amateur Photographers - Select Sires Announces Dairy and Beef Photo Contest

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, Feb. 16, 2011 - Customer success is the passion of every employee within the Select Sires federation. Select Sires would like to celebrate this success by offering for the first time a Select Sires photo contest. Select Sires is looking for new, exciting photos of Select-sired offspring and customers to use in promotions such as calendars, posters, brochures, on the website and much more. The contest is open to all amateur photographers including Select Sires customers, employees and employee family members. Contestants can enter as many photos as they wish. The first place dairy and beef photos will be featured on the covers of the 2012 Select Sires Dairy and Beef Calendars.

Entries are due June 1, 2011, and photos can be mailed or submitted digitally. Please include the photographer's name, address, phone number, location where the photo was taken, a brief description of the photo and identification of specific animals or subjects within the photo. Preference will be given to photographs that include cattle, and entries will be judged on composition, quality and character of the image, suitability and/or creativity and overall impression of the photo. To get your creative juices flowing, this year's categories are as follows:

  • People and their Select-sired offspring
  • Landscapes with Select-sired cattle

If submitting photos by mail:
  • Photo must be an actual photo print - not from a computer printer
  • 8" x 10" or larger with a glossy finish
  • Please do not write on the back of the print

Mail entries to: Select Sires Inc., Attn: Terri Smith, 11740 U.S. 42 N., Plain City, OH 43064.

If submitting photos digitally:
  • The photo must be high resolution - at least 3200 x 2400 pixels or 300 dpi 5" x 7". Low resolution photos will not be included in the contest.

E-mail entries with the subject line "Select Sires Photo Contest" to Digital images may also be sent on a CD by mail to the address above.

Photographers will receive photo credit for any photo used. By submitting contest photos you are granting Select Sires the rights to use said photos in promotional or educational materials. All entries submitted will become the property of Select Sires Inc. and could be used in future publications or projects. Photos will not be returned. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Terri Smith at (614) 873-4683 or by e-mail at

Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of 10 farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America's best genetics at a reasonable price.