The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ 2023 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award, sponsored by Hutchinsons is open for entries.
Award entries are open to any Guild member who has had a feature on the use of precision farming technologies in arable agriculture or horticulture published or broadcast between 1 August 2022 and 1 August 2023.
There is a £1,000 prize for the winning article and £500 for the runner up, with the results to be announced at this year’s Guild Harvest Lunch in London on October 12.
The award reflects the growing use and importance of precision farming technologies in growing crops, and the need for journalist members of the Guild to report on its intricacies and potential with clarity.
Last year’s award was won by Charlotte Cunningham for an article published by CPM magazine, looking at the latest developments in drone technology, how it might benefit arable farmers, and what the legalities are.
Highly commended was Emma Gillbard of Farmers Weekly, for her piece titled ‘How new potato tech works to improve quality and yield’.
To enter, send a PDF of a print article, a link to an online article or the audio file or script of a broadcast, to Naimh Tye Niamh@siafu.biz
Your entry should state when and where the piece was published or broadcast.
Deadline for entries is Monday, August 28, 2023.