Here’s everything you need to know about the judges and judging criteria:
Who are the judges?`
This year we have a fabulous panel of esteemed judges who have all had significant contributions to the agriculture and agricultural technology industries.
- Adrian Percy: Chief Technology Office, UPL
- Michelle Miller: International columnist, influencer & key speaker , The Farm Babe
- Howard-Yana Shapiro: Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars
- Phil Bills: Director EMEA, Chaseman Global
What will the judges look for?
Each nomination will be judged on the information provided in the nomination form. The judges will be looking for evidence of an individual’s contribution to the industry or organisation they work for, specifically regarding innovative ideas, practices or processes.
The judging will aim to recognise individuals who add outstanding value to their business, partnerships and/ or industry.
The ‘innovation’ will be judged against the circumstances outlined in the nomination form. Not every nominee has to have had a ground-breaking idea or design. For example, if an individual has enabled their company to push further into sustainable agriculture through embedding new practices or has revolutionised processes to the benefit of the company and /or industry this would be judged against the improvements it has brought to that company – regardless of whether it’s using new technology / methods.
How will the nominations be judged?
Each nomination will be judged on the information provided in the nomination form during the online entry process.
The judging panel will convene in February, after which the successful nominees will be contacted ahead of the list being published online. The judges’ decision on who makes the list is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.