If ‘Selfie’ was the 2013 word of the year, then ‘Felfie’ could make a big impact in 2014. The popularity of the Irish Farmers Journal ‘Selfie on the Farm’ photo competition has sparked a viral trend across the internet of self-taken photos on farms, earning the nickname ‘Felfies’.

So far the competition has received recognition from some newspapers in Britain, including the Sunday Times, Mirror and Telegraph. On the Telegraph’s website, the story has been shared over 2,000 times through social media.

In the US, news channel NBC has featured the pictures on their website with the headline, ‘Till the cows come home: Irish farmers milk the selfie trend’. On the photo-sharing social networking site Instagram, over 500 photos have been tagged ‘felfie’, while a Facebook community group called ‘Felfies’ has received over 21,000 likes.

The winner of the Journal competition, PJ Ryan’s selfie with his Saler cattle, now has over 2,100 likes on Facebook.

Irish Farmers Journal Facebook fans are continuing to send us in their felfies, even from the other side of the world. Shane McDonnell sent us this photo with a wombat, taken in Queensland, Australia.