Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the corn herbicide portfolio of Corteva Agriscience™ sponsoring this contest?

Farmers often spend as much time and effort working with local organizations as they do ensuring their weed-free fields produce successful harvests each season. The Power to Do More contest honors corn farmers and their commitment to their communities.

Who can enter the contest?

The Power to Do More contest is open to anyone who earns their primary income from farming and runs their own farm, growing at least 250 corn acres. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.

What type of photo can I submit? What type of photo can I submit?

Any photo related to your farm operation or your community is eligible. What gives you or your community the power to do more? Entries will be judged on their originality and the power of your story, so feel free to have some fun. Show us your fields, family, community friends, pets, equipment — you name it — by April 28, 2019.

Photo must be a .jpeg or .gif file no larger than 1 MB and must not contain copyrighted material.

Of course, entries should be appropriate for all ages to view. Any entry depicting the following themes or content will be disqualified: images that are sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self-mutilating, discriminatory, illegal, offensive, threatening, profane or harassing; or material that contains any derogatory references to any Contest Entities.

For more details, please see Section 3 of the Official Rules.

I entered last year. May I enter again?

Anyone who did not win last year may enter this year — even last year’s finalists. Previous winners, including the specific community organization chapters they nominated, are NOT eligible for the 2019 Power to Do More contest. Different chapters from winning community organizations (e.g., FFA, 4-H) are eligible to be nominated this year.

Tell me more about the prizes. What does “The power to do more in your community” mean?

One grand-prize winner will win a $10,000 donation and two second-place winners will each win a $5,000 donation to support the local nonprofit organization of their choice. It’s our hope that these donations will give the winning organizations the power they need to support their missions and their communities. That’s a big win for everyone.

What type of community organization qualifies for the donation prizes?

The prize is designated for a local nonprofit organization, or a local chapter of a national organization, in the winning farmer’s community. Eligible community organizations must have 501c(3) tax-exempt status.

For more details, please see Section 9 of the Official Rules.

What are the requirements for the community organization?

Eligible community organizations must have 501c(3) tax-exempt status. Prior to accepting the donation, the community organization representative will be asked to complete a form supplied by the contest sponsor to validate the organization.

Examples of qualifying organizations would include, but not be limited to, local 4-H, FFA or Lions Clubs, focused on providing services or benefits to the general public.

For more details, please see Section 9 of the Official Rules.

I don’t know about a community organization near me that would qualify? Can I still enter the contest?

Yes; you can still enter. A representative from Corteva Agriscience™ will be available to help you select an appropriate local organization that would qualify for the donation prize.

How will the finalists be selected?

After the entry period (ending April 28, 2019), up to 10 finalists will be selected based on the following equally weighted judging criteria:

  • Originality/creativity of your photo submission
  • Relevancy of your photo submission: How does it reveal the power on your farm or in your community?

Judging will be conducted under the supervision of Corteva Agriscience, whose decisions are final. In the event of a tie, the tied submissions will be judged by an additional judge who will serve as a tie-breaker using the same criteria listed above.

For more details, please see Section 4 of the Official Rules.

When will I find out if I am a finalist?

All finalists will be notified by telephone, email and/or overnight mail on or around May 1, 2019. Finalists must respond within 72 hours of notification to confirm participation in the contest.

If a finalist does not respond, an alternate potential finalist may be selected.

When does public voting begin?

The finalists will be part of a public voting period beginning June 10, 2019 and ending July 8, 2019. Get your friends and family involved to help you win!

When will the three winners be announced?

Winners will be announced in August 2019.

Tell me about this documentary. Is it required for the grand-prize winner to participate?

We believe in the power of farming. That’s why we will showcase our grand-prize winner in a short documentary film showing the winner’s farm and their selected community organization. Participation in the documentary is a requirement for accepting the grand prize — and an opportunity to show the world what happens when you have the power to do more. To see the videos of the 2018 contest winners, click here.