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Ag Institute Wicked Challenge - National Agriculture Day 2020

Wed 28, Oct 2020



In recognition of National Agriculture Day, the Ag Institute will be holding events on 20 November 2020.

We celebrate the contribution made by agricultural professionals to the success of Australian agricultural enterprises and, as an organisation, align our purpose with the NFF vision to exceed $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030 through building the capacity and influence of Australian agricultural professionals.

A call for your contribution to address a Wicked Challenge:

What is one thing the Agricultural Institute Australia can do to propel agriculture to meet the $100bn target?

We are seeking written submissions of no more than 200 words which address this challenge.




Eligibility: any Australian can enter

  • Entrants can be from anywhere across Australia
  • Entrants can be members or non-members of the Ag Institute Australia
  • Entrants must be individuals, not a company or organisation



  • Ag Day Award: Free practitioner equivalent membership for 2021.
  • Second prize: 25% off practitioner equivalent membership for 2021.


Judging process and criteria



Maximum number of points

Creativity and originality

Is the content unique? How creative is the proposal?

3 points


Is the message relevant to Australian agriculture?

3 points

Technical excellence

Is the proposal technically achievable using resources commonly available?

3 points

Degree of difficulty

Is the writing style fluent and easy to understand? Is the content written in English using good grammar and syntax?

3 points

A panel of judges will judge each submission against the criteria listed above. The submission which receives the highest number of points will receive the Ag Day Award. The submission which receives the second highest number of points will receive the Second Prize. The judges will be appointed by the Board of the Ag Institute.


Submission Details

Entrants must submit their entry via the entry form here by no later than 5:00pm AEDT on Monday November 16, 2020.


Entry guidelines

  • Entries submitted after the closing period will not qualify for prizes.
  • Each entrant may submit only one entry.
  • Entry to the competition is free.
  • Entrants can be members or non-members.
  • Entries must be written in English.
  • Entries must be the original work of the entrant. By entering the competition, you declare that the work submitted is your own and that it does not breach any copyright or licenses.
  • Entries must be in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, the instructions set out in this document. By entering the Competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Ag Institute Australia may refuse to award any prize to any entrant who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
  • By entering participants give the Ag Institute Australia the non-exclusive licence to use or reproduce the entry and any personal details provided in any social media or print media for promotional, marketing or publicity purposes without notice or fee. Your content will always be credited to you.
  • Ag Institute Australia takes no responsibility for any entries that are lost, delayed, or misdirected.
  • The winners for each category will be publicly announced on the 20th of November at the Ag day event, notified by email and on social media.
  • The Ag Institute Australia reserves the right to not give an award.
  • The winners of prizes will be contacted by the Ag Institute Australia through their provided email.

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