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Entries for the Ballance Farm Environment Awards officially open on 1 August each year. However, entries can be lodged at any time of the year prior to the designated closing dates which do vary from region to region.

Entries for the following regions are officially closed: Horizons, Greater Wellington, Waikato, Northland, Otago, Taranaki, East Coast, Canterbury and Southland

For all other regions, please contact us to determine if you may be eligible for the current round of awards (2019-20) or whether you would be better to enter the next round of awards (2020-21).


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Farm and/or growing type
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Please read the terms and conditions of entry below and then click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page to complete your entry.

You will be notified when your entry has been received. Your details will then be forwarded to your local coordinator who will be in touch with more details.

Conditions of Entry

For the purposes of these awards, we consider business enterprises based on the productive or amenity use of soils or other natural resources. The property must be an economically viable farming or growing enterprise. 

The entrant’s property must be within the boundaries of the area of the Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Horizons, Greater Wellington, Canterbury, Otago and Southland Regional Councils or the Gisborne District Council. If your property falls within more than one Regional Council boundary, please nominate which region this entry relates to. We will only accept one entry for your property per year.

The Trust reserves the right not to judge an entry if it is deemed that it does not support the overall objectives of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The Trust may not allocate a prize in a category should entrants not meet the Award’s criteria. In order to be an award winner, it is expected that entrants will be compliant with relevant regional council rules.

Prizes are not transferable. Prizes may be provided in cash or an equivalent value of products/services at the sponsor’s discretion.

The New Zealand Farm Environment Trust does not support the promotion of goods, products or services that Ballance Farm Environment Awards’ entrants may be associated with.

The entrant agrees to participate in and assist with publicity of any regional and/or national event as deemed appropriate by the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust. This may include the production of photographs, stories and/or short videos. Photographs, stories and video are the property of the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust and will be used to promote the Ballance Farm Environment Awards programme and to promote sustainable farming and growing in general. 

Please notify your Regional Coordinator if you do not want this information passed on to the Trust's authorised users including sponsors. 

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