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A $2,500 cash prize will be awarded for ‘The Best Innovation, Discovery or Achievement that makes a positive contribution, impact or benefit to irrigation in NZ’.
This Award is to celebrate, encourage and promote innovation, and the positive things being undertaken in our communities with and as a result of irrigation. It’s about ordinary people doing extra ordinary things on – farms, schemes, in business or supporting service industries.
Take a look here at previous winners and finalists to get you thinking
The merit of each entry will be assessed by a judging panel and will be based on…. ‘Innovation in Irrigation’
This is the potential for the new knowledge to have a positive impact on irrigation through technology development or in a manner that will enhance the economic, social, cultural or environmental aspects of irrigation.
For queries phone 03 341 2225 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
1st September Entries & Nominations open
12th October Nominations close
31st October Entries close
7th November Entrants notified by email that entry has been received
1-6 November Judges meet to id shortlisted candidates
View and determine any question (if any) of entrants
9th November Questions sent to entrants as appropriate
14th November Deadline for questions answered and returned for judging
16th November Judging for shortlist
16th November Shortlisted entrants to go to poster stage notified
21st December Poster summary supplied to INZ in PDF format
19th January Panel judging completed
22nd January Notification of top 3 shortlisted candidates
January/February Editorial coordination of information for top 3 Posters – Mag
17-19th April Poster display of shortlisted entries at the INZ conference
18th April Announcement of winner & presentation of award at INZ conference dinner
April Follow up editorial – rural papers
June IrrigationNZ News article on winner
Download and complete your Nomination-Entry-Form
Entries – Up to 500 words maximum. Photos, pictures, diagrams are also encouraged however, the full entry should comprise of no more than 2 full A4 pages including the 500 word summary.
Short-listed Entries – Short-listed entries will be asked to submit a poster for further judging. The poster should successfully communicate the innovation to the wider community.
The top 3 short listed entries will be notified and expected to attend the conference dinner 18th April 2018, Alexandra – Venue to be advised.
The origin of the images used must be acknowledged
Finalists – The top 3 finalists will be invited to attend the IrrigationNZ conference dinner – in coordination with the event; travel, accommodation and dinner costs will be covered up to the value of $500
Winner – The winner must receive the award in person on April 18th 2018 at the INZ Conference Dinner, Alexandra – Venue to be advised. The winner will also be invited to present their innovation with a 5 minute presentation at the conference dinner (optional).
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