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Who deserves the 2020 Netherthorpe Award?

Published on 20th August 2020

Nominations are open for the 2020 Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award – the Guild’s most prestigious accolade which recognises members who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to agricultural communications.

The Netherthorpe is the only Guild award for which there are no self-entries: it is judged solely on nominations made by fellow Guild members.

Judges are looking for someone working as a journalist or in commercial communications who has contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about agriculture in its widest sense over a number of years.

This could be through the written word as a journalist, editor or PR professional, or through the scripting, production or presentation of radio and television broadcasts.

Last year’s winner was respected machinery journalist and longstanding Guild member Peter Hill.

The recipient of the Netherthorpe award will be presented with the splendid crowing cockerel bronze trophy as part of the Guild’s virtual Harvest event on October 8.

After engraving, the trophy is put on permanent display in the bar of the Farmers Club in London.

To nominate a member for the 2020 Netherthorpe Award, please complete the nomination form which can be downloaded here: 2020 Netherthorpe Nomination form.docx

Please send completed nominations to deputy awards secretary Olivia Midgley by Monday, 14 September 2020.

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