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Entries open for 2024 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards

By 16th April 2024No Comments
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Guild members are now invited to enter the 2024 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards – with a boosted total prize fund of £4,100 shared between the two winners and runners up.


Perkins Power on the Farm is the Guild’s longest-running award, debuting in 1972. The Award is open to all Guild members (irrespective of topic specialisations) and has two categories: ‘Power on the farm’ and ‘Tech on the farm’.

Eligible articles will have been published or broadcast (TV, radio or podcasts) in 2023. Perkins is looking for the most engaging pieces on ‘power on the farm’ and ‘tech on the farm’, from any author, not just machinery writers.

The overall winners of each category – ‘Power’ and ‘Tech’ – will each receive £1,300, while a runner-up and third-placed entry from either category will receive £900 and £600 respectively, in addition to a day out, with all-expenses paid, in London.

As always, those lucky enough to join the prize giving day will enjoy gourmet food and drink alongside a surprise exclusive ‘experience’. Past examples include Wimbledon, The Ritz, The Savoy, The Ivy, and the 2012 Olympics.

“We’re really looking forward to this year’s award’s day. We always strive to deliver a memorable experience, and we believe this will be another luncheon that will be talked about for years to come,” said Annette Ward, Perkins’ marketing communications manager.

“As the prize fund has been increased, I’d encourage Guild members to go through their published or broadcast content from 2023, select one piece that meets either the ‘power’ or ‘tech’ award criteria, and then submit the entry as soon as possible.”


How do I enter?

Simply email us a copy of the article (or a link to the broadcast/podcast) you had published in 2023 by 6pm on Friday May 24, 2024, with a sentence or two about its purpose. You can then sit back and wait to hear from the judges if you have won.

What’s in it for me?

The chance of winning one of four cash prizes and a spectacular day out in London.

Terms of entry

Entries must have been published / broadcast in the UK between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

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, which will last all day, on Thursday July 18, 2024. Winners will be notified on Wednesday June 19, 2024.

Closing date for entries is 6pm on Friday May 24, 2024.


To enter the Power on the Farm Awards 2024:

Send one scanned copy of your published article or broadcast link to no later than 6pm on Friday May 24, 2024.

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