2020 Hereford Photo Competition

The 2020 Hereford Photo Competition is being run in conjunction with the Irish Hereford Breed Society and will have a total prize fund of over €2,000 on offer. As part of the initiative we have developed a photography tutorial video with professional photographer Jeff Harvey. This short video gives a few simple but effective tips that everyone will find very useful. The video is available to view below or also on our YouTube channel here.

The photo competition has six different categories including a video category and is open to all interested participants both young and old. Each entrant may submit a maximum of two photos per category. Each photo entry must be accompanied by a caption. Competition photos and entry details may be uploaded via this link.

Competition Categories

Show time (using Jeff’s top tips from tutorial video) standing Pedigree Hereford animals for a photo as if at a show – all cows, heifers, bulls, calves accepted

Cheeky Chappies – Pedigree or Crossbred Hereford Calves – must be under 6 months of age

The Boss – Hereford Stock bull on his own or with a herd of Dairy or Suckler cows

The Whitehead Cross – Hereford cross heifers or steers in their natural environment

Cooking time – Best photo of cooked or fresh Hereford beef suitable for any occasion

Why Hereford? – A video of you and /or your family talking about /promoting all things Hereford. With the rest up to the entrant, feel free to use your imagination – have fun & act safely! The video can be max. 90 seconds in duration. The video entry must be uploaded to your own YouTube channel and the link sent via our entry page

Full terms and conditions can be found here The closing date for entries is midnight on the 28th August 2020. An independent judge will shortlist the entries. These shortlisted photos and videos will be available for the public to vote online from Thursday the 3rd September 2020.

All entries will be judged primarily on the photo quality and not just the cattle. Although good Herefords are always a winner!


There will be one prize awarded to the winner of each of the six categories. Winners can choose from:

 €200 SuperValu voucher or

 €200 Farm Wardrobe voucher or

 €300 Jeff Harvey Photography voucher – a one to one mentoring session on photography and using your camera from Jeff Harvey, along with a family /couple /children’s portrait captured by Jeff on the day at your house or on the farm.

The overall winner of the 2020 Hereford Photo Competition will receive a €500 cash prize. Together with the Irish Hereford Breed Society we would encourage all Hereford enthusiasts to take part and get involved.

This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get out with their phones and cameras and get creative.

Any further queries may be sent by e-mail to irishhereford@gmail.com or info@irishherefordprime.com Alternatively, please phone 083 8168824 ENTER 2020 PHOTO COMPETITION HERE>>>>