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Open Farm Sunday 2015 Photography Competition

It was lovely to receive so many wonderful photographs from visitors to Open Farm Sunday 2015. After great debate the winners have now been selected, with the winning photograph taken by S. Lawton of Leicestershire. 

Many thanks to our sponsors ASDA, Britains Toys and Shaun The Sheep for donating the wonderful competition prizes.

The winning photograph and ten photographs selected to win the collectable Britains Big Farm John Deere 6210R tractors, can be viewed in the montage below.

Thank you to everyone who took part.


2015 Winners



Ian Damms

Joan Ransley is a freelance food writer and photographer.  She worked for many years in human nutrition research at the University of Leeds where she retains an honorary lectureship in the Department of Food Science.  Four years ago Joan went freelance and now works with clients including The Guardian, and The School of Artisan Food.  Joan was awarded 2nd place in the prestigious Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2015.

Ian Damms, is Company Director at Breeze and Freeze Limited, a UK based media production company specialising in the production of digital media for organisations operating in the great outdoors – in areas such as agricultural, the environment, food production and wildlife.  Ian has a lifelong association with the agricultural industry and has spent the past 23 years producing multi-media materials.


More about the prizes

1st prize Thank you to Asda for donating the top prize of a £100 Asda gift card.

2nd prize: 10 x  collectible toys from Britains Big Farm range

Britains Big Farm range of licensed 1:16 scale is the brand of choice for budding young farmers aged from three years up.  Authentic models are made from high quality, durable plastic with realistic features.  Tough enough to take on any outdoor adventure, with free-rolling wheels and hard rubber tyres, the chunky tractors and connecting accessories, give junior farmers the chance to role play every element of the farming life, from ploughing and harvesting to breeding and raising livestock. And we've got a Big Farm John Deere 6210R Tractor up for grabs, along with either a Big Farm John Deere Baler, a Big Farm John Deere Hydra Spreader or a Big Farm John Deere 348 Baler.  Visit www.uk.tomy.com, become a fan at facebook.com/britainsfarmtoys and follow us at @TOMYToysUK. Prizes may vary.

3rd prize: 25 x Shaun the Sheep The Movie DVDs

From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, comes the highly anticipated movie debut of Shaun the Sheep. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he baa-rgained for! Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to travel to the Big City to rescue him. Will Shaun find the Farmer in the strange and unfamiliar world of the City before he’s lost forever?

Shaun the Sheep The Movie will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download from June 1st and will come with a host of extras including character profiles and a look behind the scenes! For more information or to see the trailer visit www.shaunthesheep.com.  © 2014 Aardman Animations Limited and Studiocanal S.A.

Terms and Conditions

  • Competition runs on Facebook between 7th and 21st June 2015
  • There is one top prize of £100 Asda Gift Card, 10 second place prizes of collectible farm toys kindly supplied by Britains Toys, and 25 third place prizes of Shaun The Sheep - The Movie DVDs.  No alternative prizes will be offered.
  • To enter the competition share your pictures from your Open Farm Sunday visit on the OFS Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LEAFOpenFarmSunday)
  • You must have permission to use the photo
  • The top prize will be chosen by judges Joan Ransley and Ian Damms.  The judge’s decision is final.  All other winners will be selected by the LEAF team.  All winners will be contacted via Facebook week commencing w/c 29th June with details of how to claim their prize which will be posted to them
  • Winning photos will be used for media and social media activity by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and may be used on the www.farmsunday.org website
  • Employees of LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and associated companies are not eligible
  • The Competitions is open to UK residents only