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Entries open for 2022 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards

Published on 29th July 2022

Entries are open for the Guild's 2022 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards – with a total prize fund of £3,700 shared between the two winners and runners up.

Perkins Power on the Farm, the Guild’s longest-running award, has been revamped with an exciting new category, a revised prize structure – and a reminder from Perkins that it’s not just machinery writers who can enter.

Since its debut in 1972, the Award – which is open to all Guild members, irrespective of the topics in which they specialise – has recognised and rewarded the best and most engaging pieces of writing about ‘power on the farm’.

New for 2022, in addition to the ‘power on the farm’ award, Perkins is introducing a new category of ‘tech on the farm’ to reflect the growing importance of agri-tech at the farm level.

What’s more, for the first time, Perkins is widening the scope of the award to include broadcast material (radio and TV) and podcasts too.

The overall winners in each category – ‘Power’ and ‘Tech’ – will each receive £1200, while a runner-up and third-placed entry from either category will receive £800 and £500 respectively, in addition to an all-expenses day out in London.

Champagne and gourmet food are the order of the day, alongside activities that have included everything from a sedate Thames cruise to hair-raising rocket boating, pasta-making to cocktail masterclasses, The Ritz and The Ivy, and even a ringside seat at the 2012 Olympics.

How do I enter?

Entry is simple as judges are just looking for an article you had published or broadcast in 2021.

Email us a copy of the article or a link to the broadcast/podcast by 6pm on Monday August 22, 2022, and a sentence or two about its purpose. You can then sit back and wait to hear if you have won.

What’s in it for me?

Aside from being in with a chance of winning one of four cash prizes, you’ll be treated to a spectacular day in London.

This year’s winners will be treated to a very special dining experience, as Perkins, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, looks to deliver yet another memorable event.

Terms of entry

Entries must have been published / broadcast in the UK between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

The subjects of ‘power’ and ‘tech’ on the farm should be considered in their widest sense and are not confined to stories about machinery.

Submissions can be made by the author or a third party. Only one entry per person.

The competition is not open to 1st prize winners of the past three years. The competition is still open however to runners up.

All entrants must be available to attend the awards celebration in London on Thursday September 29, 2022 (winners will be notified on Monday September 12, 2022).

Closing date for entries is 6pm on Monday August 22, 2022

To enter the Power on the Farm Awards 2022:

Send one scanned copy of your published article or broadcast link to wilcox_lucy_h@perkins.com no later than 6pm on August 22, 2022.

Please include the following information with your entry:

  1. Name of entrant (author)
  2. Category being entered (Power on the Farm or Tech on the Farm)
  3. Name and date of publication the entry featured in / was broadcast
  4. Contact telephone number
  5. A few lines on the purpose of the article/broadcast

Enquiries?

Johann Tasker

01206 263807

johann@ruralcity.co.uk

 

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