Entering the Awards is quick and easy, 10 minutes tops, and can be done by completing a hard copy entry form or entering online by clicking here.
Once you have entered, an information pack will be sent to you which will contain a Judges Information Form. You will be asked to complete this form either manually or in an electronic version. This will help us select the most appropriate judges for your property. Most entrants have said that they can complete this form in about an hour.
A judging team leader will contact you to organise a suitable time for the judges to visit your farm. While no formal preparation is required prior to judging, it is worth taking time to review your farm and decide how you would like to showcase your property to the judges, to ensure that they see the parts of your farm which you are most proud of.
Use the time to identify areas of your farming business where you would like some advice and use the broad knowledge your team of judges can offer. You should allow approximately 2.5 to 3 hours for judging on your property.
If you are selected as a finalist, then a second round of finalist judges will re-judge your farm. Again this should take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.
And that is it, apart from checking your diary to ensure that you are able to attend your regional awards function. All judged entrants are given a complimentary ticket to attend this event.