The Prince Philip Award is for research and development in the field of dairy farming and is awarded for the most practical, relevant and best presented technical exhibit/demonstration at Dairy-Tech 2018.

To commemorate his Presidency of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers from 1973-195, The Prince Philip Award was created.  The award takes the form of a framed certificate signed personally by His Royal Highness and is to be retained by the winning entrants.

The competition is open to any individual, research centre, educational establishment, agricultural organisation or trade exhibitor staging a specific demonstration/exhibit at Dairy-Tech (provided that their entry complies with the competition conditions).

Exhibitors with a new development/product must produce evidence/trial results for the Judges to evaluate.  Any exhibitor may only make a single entry.  Information on all exhibits must be submitted to the event organisers for confirmation of eligibility.  Should the number of entries exceed twelve, the judges reserve the right to draw up a shortlist, based upon the information and written descriptions submitted with the entry.

 

Closing date for entries is Friday 1st December 2017.

 

The entrants selected for the shortlist will be judged at Dairy-Tech 2018 and receive a Finalist Certificate, with the results announced on the day.

Entries, for which no fee is payable, must be submitted on the official Entry Form and signed by a senior representative of the organisation concerned.  Each entry must be accompanied by a detailed description of the exhibit (not exceeding 200 words).  The appointed judges will have a spread of expertise and knowledge covering practical dairy farming, research and development work, education and the commercial application and presentation of products.  They will not be associated in any way with the entrants or their exhibits.

 

The judges will award point as follows:

 

Contents of the exhibit insofar as it promotes sound agricultural practice or technique in any aspect of dairy farming – 35 points

Effectiveness of presentation in attracting attention and communicating the principle, practice or system being promoted – 20 points

Innovatory aspects of the demonstration (introduction of new ideas, systems or principles) – 15 points

Effectiveness of supporting literature or material available – 10 points

Use made of space allocated – 10 points

Availability and ability of staff to present, explain and answer questions – 10 points

TOTAL – 100 points

For further information on how to apply, please contact Paula Golby via office@rabdf.co.uk or call 02476 639 317.