The Royal Dairy Innovation Award is for research and development in the field of dairy farming and will be awarded for the most practical, relevant product or service which is, or likely to be, the most significant innovation for the future of dairying from a company exhibiting at Dairy-Tech 2018.

The Award will initially be judged on an on-line submission made to the RABDF office.  This should include a written description, supporting literature, on-line demonstrations etc.  A shortlist will be compiled and these exhibits will be judged at Dairy-Tech.  Finalists will be expected to give a presentation/demonstration in the Innovation Hub at Dairy-Tech at an allocated time.

 

The Award takes the form of a signed framed certificate, a silver trophy to keep until the following year, and a 10% discount (maximum of £300) off their stand booking for Dairy-Tech 2019.  The finalists will receive a Finalist Certificate to display on their stand.

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2018

 

Application form

Closing date for entries is 23rd January 2018

By submitting this form, I confirm that I wish to enter the above product/service for the Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2018, subject to the conditions, a copy of which I have read and understood.  I further undertake to ensure that this entry form is returned to the RABDF by 23rd January 2018 and it is accompanied by a description of the product/service and supporting documentation/evidence.  I accept that the decision of the judges shall be final.

 

Conditions of entry

 

The competition is open to any individual, research centre, educational establishment, agricultural organisation or trade exhibitors staging a specific demonstration/exhibit at Dairy-Tech 2018 (provided their entry complies with the conditions of the competition)

Entries making a claim for a new development/product must produce, with their entry, evidence/trial results for the judges to evaluate

A company/individual may only make a single entry which must be displayed at Dairy-Tech 2018.

Information on all products/services must be submitted to RABDF for confirmation of eligibility

The selected finalists will be judged at Dairy-Tech and will be expected to give a presentation/demonstration in the Innovation Hub at an allocated time.  The results will be announced at Dairy-Tech.

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 along with supporting literature, links to on-line demonstrations etc.

The judges, appointed by the RABDF, will have a spread of expertise and knowledge covering both practical farming, research and development work, education and the commercial application and presentation of products.  They will not be in anyway associated with the award entrants

The judges will award points as follows:

Contents of the product/service insofar as it promotes sound agricultural practice or technique in any aspect of dairy farming:  40 points

Innovatory aspects of the exhibit (introductions of new ideas, systems or principles):  40 points

Effectiveness of presentation in attracting attention and communicating the principle, practice or system being promoted:  10 points

Effectiveness of supporting literature or materials:  10 points

Total 100 points