Rural Aid’s photography competition is back!

The hugely popular Spirit of the Bush photography competition has returned in 2021. 

Rural Aid is today putting the call out to snappers of all ages and abilities to submit their most stunning photographs of life on the land.  

The winning photographs will be turned into a beautiful 2022 calendar, that will be available to purchase. 

In the popular 2020 competition, Rural Aid received more than 700 photographic submissions- making it a very tough job for CEO John Warlters to choose his top snaps.  

First placed winner in 2020, Kristin Walsh from the Riverina.

“The creative talent in the bush is outstanding and I’m always blown away by the images Rural Aid is sent,” Mr Warlters said.  

“Last time we ran this competition, most photographs poignantly depicted the heartbreaking reality of drought. I hope that this time round, all of our farmers have been given the chance to capture some happier pictures. I’m excited to see green shoots, frolics in the rain and fattened livestock,” Mr Warlters said.  

A panel of judges will determine the best bush snaps, based on twelve categories.  

  1. Farming Generations   
  1. Drought   
  1. Fire   
  1. Flood   
  1. Life On A Farm   
  1. Farm Animals   
  1. Rural Women   
  1. Rural Men   
  1. Outback Kids   
  1. Rural Landscapes   
  1. Man’s Best Friend   
  1. Small Towns  

Winners will be awarded a feature in the 2022 calendar, and a Rural Aid prize pack. 

Photos can be submitted through the  page up until 5pm (AEST) on Monday, 31st May 2021. 

See for the full list of Terms and Conditions.  
For more information, contact Rural Aid media on 0447 116 757 or