Enter NDA’S Popular Poultry Photo Contest by the July 15th Deadline

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) Poultry Photo Contest is currently accepting entries from poultry-raising 4-H and FFA members. Current 4-H and FFA members can submit up to four photos that they have taken during the year to be featured in NDA’s 2025 poultry calendar. Official contest rules and entry forms are available at nda.nebraska.gov/animal/avian/. Entries must be submitted online at https://tinyurl.com/NDAPhotoContest by the July 15 deadline.

“Caring for poultry is a daily responsibility that is time consuming, frequently difficult, and almost always rewarding,” said NDA Director Sherry Vinton. “4-H and FFA members work hard to keep their birds safe and healthy throughout the year. By featuring photos of their prized poultry in a calendar for all to see, our Poultry Photo Contest is one way to reward these students for their work and dedication to their flocks.”

NDA employees judge photo contest entries based on originality, composition, and photographic skills. Winners of NDA’s Poultry Photo Contest will be announced this fall. In addition to being featured in a calendar, NDA will use winning photos throughout the year in promotional materials and on social media.

This contest also gives NDA the opportunity to share information on biosecurity measures that poultry owners can use to keep their flocks healthy and prevent the spread of diseases. Bird owners in Nebraska should always practice sound biosecurity measures to help prevent diseases like highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and Virulent/Exotic Newcastle Disease. Visit nda.nebraska.gov/animal/avian/ for more information about protecting poultry flocks. If a disease outbreak is suspected, poultry owners can call their local veterinarian or NDA at 402-471-2351.

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