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Entries open 1st October 2021
Early Bird Entry close midnight 22nd October 2021
Entries close close midnight 1st December 2021
Fantastic Early Bird prizes to be won in all three categories.

What do I need to do to enter?

  • Check our Awards Programme Reference Chart to see which category you are eligible to enter.
  • Create an account & fill out an entry form with some details about yourself and your farming operation or career.
  • Get your Farm Owner and/or Farm Employer permission if entering the Share Farmer or Dairy Manager of the Year categories. Permission must be complete by 7th December 2021.
  • Dairy Trainee of the Year entrants do not require their Farm Employer's permission to enter but we do ask that you have their support.

What happens next?

  • Once your entry is complete (ie permissions received if required), you will receive an email from us which will give you access to the 'entrant only' section of our website.
  • Once you have access to the 'entrant only' section you will find important information about the category including a full Judging Criteria and some tips on how to prepare for judging.

Completing your entry

  • Share Farmer of the Year entrants only are asked to submit a copy of their annual accounts or a budget and cashflow if in the first year of business by:
           - North Island - 11 January 2022
           - South Island - 28 January 2022
  • Photographs are Optional and are to be uploaded by 7th December 2021.  Details supplied in your Login.

Regional Events

  • Regional Judging - January / February / March
  • Regional Awards Dinners - February / March
  • Dairy Industry Awards Field Days - March / April
  • See Regions for specific dates

National Final

  • National Judging - late April / early May
  • National Awards Dinner - Saturday 14 May 2022