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Guild's 2018 IAgrE Award opens for entries

Published on 24th April 2018

A £1000 prize fund for the best articles or broadcasts highlighting the vital role of engineering in modern food and energy production has opened for entries.

The Guild's IAgrE Award is generously sponsored by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers – the professional body for engineers, scientists, technologists and managers in the land based sector.

The award is open to articles or broadcasts by Guild Members covering topics in the agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity or rural environment sectors.

Entries are limited to one per Member reporting on engineering – in all its forms – published between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018.

The overall winner will receive a commemorative plaque and £750. The runner-up will receive a commemorative plaque and £250.

Awards will be presented at the Guild’s Bangers 'n' Beer reception at the end of the first day of this year's Cereals event, due to be held at Chrishall Grange, Cambridgeshire, on 13-14 June.

A high calibre of entries was received for the 2017 IAgrE Award.

Winner of the 2017 award was Andrew Blake, for his article "Tackling tramline 'river' losses", published in Tillage magazine.

Runner-up was Adam Clarke for his article "Closed transfer systems offer salvation for pesticide products", published in Farmers Weekly.

To enter the Guild's IAgrE Award, email one scanned copy of a published article to IAgrE press officer and award administrator Marion King no later than Friday, 11 May, 2018.

Marion's email address is marion.king@sky.com. Please email Marion for details of how to submit a broadcast as an award entry.

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