By Kurt Lawton, AAEA International Committee Chair
Calling all AgTech writers, prep your 2017 stories and enter them in the IFAJ/Caterpillar AgTech Reporting Award contest that will recognize world-class reporting in the growing agtech industry.
Advances in the use of drones and satellites, robotics, irrigation, bioenergy and decision-support tools, across the supply chain – many of them integrated with the ‘Internet of Things’ – all have the potential to help increase output, efficiency, quality, animal welfare, environmental benefits, seasonality and shelf life.
Sponsored by Caterpillar, entries to this new contest will be articles that convey the fast-developing nature of this sector and which best communicate its relevance and importance to key audiences such as farmers, investors, or consumers.
- Any AAEA member (who has paid 2018 membership) may enter this contest.
- Deadline is February 23, 2018
- There is no entry fee, and no story limit per person.
- Entries may be print, video, audio or multimedia/online.
- Submissions that have been entered for any of the Star Prize categories are not eligible for entry to this Award.
To be eligible, the entry must:
• Be a story about the growing ‘agtech’ industry – the application of new technology in agriculture.
• The story may be the work of more than one journalist.
• Have been published, broadcast or uploaded between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
• Be a single story. Providing multiple pieces that make up a series is not permitted. In such a situation, select one story from the series to enter.
The winner of the IFAJ/Caterpillar AgTech Reporting Award will be presented a personal trophy from Caterpillar, and a cash prize of €1000. The runner up will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize of €250. The awards will be presented during the IFAJ Congress. Entrants need not be present to win.
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