Down Country Roads 2021 calendar contest deadline is July 31

Start capturing the best images of rural America and the country life for our 2021 Down Country Roads calendar contest. We want to see people, livestock, crops and other scenes that showcase rural life in the High Plains and Midwest.

“Rural Reflections” is the theme of this year’s contest, and photos should highlight some aspect of agriculture or rural living. What do you love about life on a farm? Show us!

The grand-prize winner’s photograph will be featured on the cover of the 2021 Down Country Roads calendar. The grand prize is $500, and monthly winners will receive $100.

  • Do submit high-resolution digital photos that are at least 1MB in size and have a landscape (horizontal) orientation.
  • Do not submit photographs with a square or portrait (vertical) orientation.

To submit photos, see last year’s winners and read the complete rules, visit Print photos will not be accepted. The deadline for entries is July 31, 2020.

We can’t wait to see your photos!

Email [email protected] with any questions.

How to enter

To upload a contest entry, go to to the form. Click WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, or FALL depending on which season your photo was taken in. Then click box that says "Enter Your Own!" Fill out the form and upload your high-resolution image. (You will not need to complete the form for each entry.)