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BGAJ Award eAlert - £1,500 prize pot for 2017 Red Tractor competition

Johann Tasker
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Johann Tasker


£1,500 prize pot for 2017 Red Tractor competition


Open exclusively to Members of the Guild

Deadline: Friday, 18 August


There is just one month left for BGAJ members to enter the 2017 Red Tractor Assurance Public Engagement Award.

A prize of £1,000 will go to the best article showcasing how farmers or businesses are communicating positive messages about British agriculture.

A £500 runner up prize will also be awarded with the winners named at the Guild’s Harvest Lunch in London on 12 October.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 18 August.

CPM’s Tom Allen-Stevens won the inaugural award last year. He is pictured above (left), receiving the award from Andrew Blenkiron, of the Euston Estate.

Gemma Mackenzie from the Aberdeenshire Press & Journal came a close second in what was a strong field.

Red Tractor Assurance’s new chief executive Jim Moseley said: “There are many individuals and organisations out there who are doing a fantastic job in communicating all that’s great about UK farming.

“With this award we want to encourage those stories to be told which not only reinforce our industry’s positive image but should encourage other individuals and businesses to be ambassadors.”

Judges will be asked to consider public engagement in its broadest sense so entrants are encouraged to think outside the box when considering which article to submit.

“We know the quality of writing or broadcast will be exceptional from the Guild’s members, so we will be looking for those who have been the most creative, informative or entertaining in how they present their work to their readers, viewers or listeners,” Jim added.

Written articles must be a minimum of 600 words and all entries must have been published after 1 July 2016.

Red Tractor Assurance has a membership base of 78,000 assured farms which rely on the Red Tractor logo to give shoppers a guarantee of provenance, food safety and good standards of agricultural practice.

To enter, send a high resolution PDF of an article published in print, a link to an article published online or the script of a broadcast to Ben Pike (, with a note of where and when the piece was published or broadcast.

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