Sydney, Australia- Nominations have opened for the 2015 Australian Cotton Industry Awards. The Awards, now in their 12th year, recognise excellence and high achievement in Australia’s cotton industry throughout the supply chain, from growers and ginners to product suppliers, consultants, agronomists, researchers and extension.
Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay, says the Awards recognise those individuals who have made an important contribution to the industry
“The cotton industry is one of the most innovative agricultural sectors in Australia, and the annual Awards program is the best way for us to shine a light on those leading the way,” Mr Kay says.
“We stress that the Awards program does not indicate who is ‘best’, it is simply a way to recognise those who have made enormous contributions to our industry.”
“I encourage everyone in Australia’s cotton industry to consider those nominating those who deserve recognition – it’s a fantastic way to celebrate the industry’s achievements and share the great work and commitment of people throughout the cotton supply chain.”
The 2015 Australian Cotton Industry Awards has five categories:
- Monsanto Grower of the Year
- AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year
- Chris Lehmann Trust Young Achiever of the Year, sponsored by Bayer CropScience
- Cotton Seed Distributors Researcher of the Year
- Incitec Pivot Fertilisers Service to Industry Award
Cash prizes are on offer for the recipients, with a travel and education bursary offered for the Young Achiever of the Year and a research bursary offered for the Researcher of the Year .
Individuals can nominate others or themselves, and are encouraged to use the online nomination form at:www.australiancottonawards.com
Entries for the Awards close on 31st March, 2015.
Cotton Awards Taskforce Chairman, Geoff McIntyre, says recipients of the 2015 Australian Cotton Industry Awards will be announced at the Awards Dinner on August 5th 2015, as part of the Cotton Collective held at Narrabri, NSW.
“The Cotton Awards Dinner has a great reputation as a fantastic night of networking and socialising, as well as paying tribute to our Award recipients, and has been sold out for the past two years running,” Mr McIntyre says.
Source: Cotton Australia