The University of Kentucky's photo contest is open to photographs of horses in any discipline, as well as at their leisure in nature. • Photo by Elijah Hail via Unsplash

UK Ag Equine Programs Launches Photography Contest

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs announces the launch of its first equine-oriented digital photography contest. Submissions will be accepted through Feb. 28.

Students, as well as the general public, are encouraged to participate. There are three age divisions for submissions: youth (17 and under), UK students and open (18 and over).

UK Ag Equine Programs is looking for original photographs that capture horses in any discipline as well as photos that include horses interacting with people or in a farm landscape setting. Photographs will be submitted online via a Google form.

Entries will be judged by a committee of staff, students and trained photographers from March 1-5.

At the conclusion of the photography contest entry deadline, each division’s top three images will be published on the UK Ag Equine Programs’ Facebook page for a “People’s Choice Award.” Votes for the award will be determined by the number of likes that each image receives by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 12.

Prizes will be awarded to category winners of each age division as well as the opportunity to be featured in the program’s monthly newsletter, The Wildcat Canter, and other UK publications.

For more information regarding the rules and how to enter, visit or follow UK Ag Equine Programs’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Questions can be directed to [email protected].