Award status: Not yet open for 2018 entries
Winner: £1250 / Runner-up: £750
The Keenan Alltech Farming Innovation Award offers a £2000 prize fund for the winner and runner-up for the best published articles or broadcasts on innovative thinking or practices in agriculture.
Entries reporting on innovation – in all its forms – are eligible so long as they have been published or broadcast in Great Britain during the 12 months to 30 June in the year of entry.
Entries can be made by the author or a third party (an editor or producer, for example) and are limited to one entry per Guild Member.
Entries are judged by an independent specialist panel appointed by the Guild and Keenan Alltech.
Entries should be accompanied by the author’s name and contact telephone number, the title and date of publication/broadcast and a brief description of the purpose of the item.
Keenan's vision is to become the leader in ethical and profitable farming solutions, aiming to drive on-farm productivity and results through maximising feed efficiency.
The company has internationally acclaimed scientists, agricultural economists, nutritionists and engineers working together to deliver high performance feeder wagons and management advice in all aspects of nutrition and ruminant feeding economics.
The Keenan Alltech Farming Innovation Award recognises excellence journalism about innovative approaches to farming challenges.
“Continuous innovation is the lifeblood of any company – speed to market is king,” explains Keenan chief executive Robert Walker.
New innovation must be brought to market quickly to gain first mover advantage and this award thus has broad scope in terms of its subject matter.
“Companies can no longer rely on trademarks and patents to protect their intellectual property."
"Innovation should be interwoven into a company’s culture, no matter how big or small, with Innovation the natural result of a team’s curiosity and excitement.”
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