Top tips for award-winning entries

  • Make sure you answer each of the questions. Tell us what is innovative about your project Is it a first in your organization, sector or market as a whole? Be clear about how it has impacted farm businesses. How has this initiative made things better and why is it effective?
  • Make your abstract as strong as possible
  • Focus on real results, achievements and benefits – give us numbers, statistics, percentages or ratios to highlight your success.
  • Use clear, concise writing.
  • Do not use marketing-speak and spin.
  • Do include up to three pieces of supplementary information to support your entry.


  • Have you submitted a separate entry for each project entered?
  • Is your abstract no more than 300 words?
  • Have you labeled all supplementary information appropriately?
  • Have you marked sensitive information in your supporting documentation as confidential?
  • Have you included the contact details of the appropriate person in the event that your smart solution is short listed?

All entries will be evaluated using the following criteria:
  • Originality of innovation
  • Impact of innovation – scale of impact, type of impact (social, economic, ease of use, etc.)
  • Practicality of innovation

Friends of SIAFD

The following companies and organisations are proud to be associated with the South Island Agricultural Field Days

The SIAFD is a story of success. It has been the result of hard work by young farmers since 1951. About 175 members have served on the organising committee and several hundred others have worked during the field days providing the hands on approach needed to prepare for and run successful events.
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