Innovation Awards

14-16 FEB 2024
Waimumu, Gore
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Proud to Sponsor the Innovation Awards (click to visit website)
Calling all tinkerers... have you thought of a fantastic idea that may save time or make life easier? If so the 2024 Southern Field Days Rural Life Innovation Awards is where you need to be. 

Whether your idea is being marketed or just a handy idea, there is a category for you.
Previous category's and prizes:

Open Section

Marketable Innovations

1st Prize

$500

2nd Prize

$200

Number 8 Wire

Farmers tinkering and handy innovations

1st Prize

$500

2nd Prize

$200

Primary School
Category

1st Prize

$50 For Entrant,  $50 For Their School
Eco Gard Innovation Award

Are you a tinkerer? Have thought of a fantastic idea that may save time or make life easier?

Have you made something in your shed or backyard, anyone could have done it, but you put together an original idea?

Have you made something new for the market and now it is being produced or could be tomorrow?

Entries are now open for the Southern Rural Life Farm Innovation Awards held at the Southern Field Days in Waimumu.

The bigger and bolder competition has a new location, right alongside the AgriCentre and amazing prize money with first prize $500 and second $200. The Innovation Awards now has a Primary School Category with a first prize of $50 for the entrant and $50 for their school.

3 judges interview entrants at the Innovation Site (AgriCentre) or your Field Days site on Wednesday morning. It is recommended that a replica of your Innovation still be placed at the Innovation Site if you have your own site.

As an entrant you might be trying to market your idea or just want to show others an easier way to do something. Past Winners have had innovations like Zeroharmfarm, a self priming siphon, a wheeliebin mover and a testbucket.

Schools could include an Innovation Competition in to your Pet Day, as part of your Technology program or as a one off, then send the winners to the Southern Field Days. Alternatively you could send the entry form home in your newsletter for students to enter themselves (and for parents / grandparents to see and get motivated).

Past Primary School winners have had innovations like a hen feeder, safety helmet, lamb feeder and hunting scope. Make sure your idea is original.

Entries

Entries will be open closer to the date for the Field Days 2024.

Awesome prizes up for grabs thanks to Southern Rural Life

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch: innovations@southernfielddays.co.nz
When & Where?
14 - 16 Feb 2024 
Beside AgriCentre
The Southern Rural Life sponsored Farm Innovation Awards are found along the SFD Office side of the AgriCentre during the Southern Field Days.

Entry

Are you a tinkerer? Have thought of a fantastic idea that may save time or make life easier?
Have you made something in your shed or backyard, anyone could have done it, but you put together an original idea?
Have you made something new for the market and now it is being produced or could be tomorrow?

Entries are now open for the Southern Rural Life Farm Innovation Awards held at the Southern Field Days in Waimumu.

The bigger and bolder competition has a new location, right alongside the AgriCentre and amazing prize money with first prize $500 and second $200. The Innovation Awards now has a Primary School Category with a first prize of $50 for the entrant and $50 for their school.

As an entrant you might be trying to market your idea or just want to show others an easier way to do something. Past Winners have had innovations like Zeroharmfarm, a self priming siphon, a wheeliebin mover and a testbucket.

Schools could include an Innovation Competition in to your Pet Day, as part of your Technology program or as a one off, then send the winners to the Southern Field Days. Alternatively you could send the entry form home in your newsletter for students to enter themselves (and for parents / grandparents to see and get motivated).

Past Primary School winners have had innovations like a hen feeder, safety helmet, lamb feeder and hunting scope. Make sure your idea is original.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch:  innovations@southernfielddays.co.nz
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