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2020 Queensland Agriculture Awards

Passionate innovators and key influencers in the agricultural sector will once again be recognised by the 2020 Queensland Agriculture Awards.

There are two awards—the Peter Kenny Medal and the Minister’s Emerging Leader Award.

Nominations close 20 July 2020.

Read the selection criteria and nominate below.

  • Peter Kenny Medal

    The Peter Kenny Medal and $3000 prize will be awarded to an individual or organisation who has made an outstanding contribution to Queensland's agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector in terms of innovation leading to profitability and sustainability.

    Please read the criteria below, or download from the document library, before starting your nomination.

    You can save the form and come back to it before submitting it.

    Peter Kenny Medal nomination form
  • Minister’s Emerging Leader Award

    The Minister's Emerging Leader Award and $3000 prize will recognise an individual aged between 18 and 35 within Queensland’s agriculture sector who has demonstrated professional excellence and leadership and has made an outstanding contribution to the agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector.

    Please read the criteria below, or download from the document library, before starting your nomination.

    You can save the form and come back to it before submitting it.

    Minister’s Emerging Leader Award nomination form

Award criteria

Peter Kenny Medal criteria

Nominations must meet at least one of the following categories, in addition to the general criteria:

  • Professional contribution
    The nominee demonstrates professional excellence and leadership in the development and/or delivery of an innovative agricultural product, service or technology that makes an outstanding contribution to the profitability and sustainability of the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector.
  • Industry and community contribution
    The nominee makes an outstanding contribution to advancing industry objectives and supporting rural and regional communities through initiatives such as advocacy, education, promoting social cohesion, collaboration, profitability and sustainability.

General criteria

For each category, nominations must detail how the nominee demonstrates the following:

  • Qualities commonly associated with leadership including, but not limited to, innovation, creativity, positive influence on others, strong communication skills and ethical conduct.
  • An outstanding contribution beyond the scope of their position or role, by taking on challenges and going ‘above and beyond’ the demands of their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Development or delivery of a product, service or technology that has a point of difference, unique value proposition to industry, demonstrates innovation and/or a creative approach to addressing an existing or emerging problem in the agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a nomination, an individual must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be an Australian citizen and Queensland resident
  • have made a significant and outstanding contribution to the agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector in terms of leadership and innovation leading to profitability and sustainability.

Applicants may apply from any agricultural, fisheries or forestry field, including but not limited to, agribusiness, education, farm-based production, supply chain operations, research or policy.

Supporting statement

A statement from a supporting nominator or referee will be required.

It must include personal contact details and address the following:

  • Please provide a supporting statement that describes the nominee’s leadership and innovation leading to profitability and sustainability, and how these qualities have been demonstrated.
  • What other information might support the nominee’s suitability for the Peter Kenny Medal?

If you have any other information or material (e.g. news articles, video/ photographs) to further support your nomination, they can be attached.

 

Minister’s Emerging Leader Award criteria

Nominations must meet at least one of the following categories, in addition to the general criteria:

  • Professional contribution
    The nominee demonstrates professional excellence and leadership, and in doing so, has made an outstanding contribution to their field or profession, the community and the wider agricultural, fisheries and/or forestry sector.
  • Industry and community contribution
    The nominee makes an outstanding contribution to advancing industry objectives and supporting rural and regional communities through initiatives such as advocacy, education, promoting social cohesion, collaboration, profitability, sustainability and transforming through disruption.

General criteria

For each category, nominations must detail how the nominee demonstrates the following:

  • Qualities commonly associated with leadership including, but not limited to, innovation, creativity, positive influence on others, strong communication skills and ethical conduct.
  • An outstanding contribution beyond the scope of their position or role, by taking on challenges and going ‘above and beyond’ the demands of their day-to-day responsibilities.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a nomination, an individual must:

  • be at least 18 years old at the time of nomination and be no older than 35 years old as at 31 December 2020
  • be an Australian citizen and Queensland resident
  • demonstrate their outstanding leadership and contribution to the agriculture, fisheries and/or forestry sector, and how their leadership has influenced their profession, the wider industry or community.

Applicants may apply from any agricultural, fisheries or forestry field, including but not limited to, agribusiness, education, farm-based production, supply chain operations, research or policy.

Supporting statement

A statement from a supporting nominator or referee will be required.

It must include personal contact details and address the following:

  • Please describe the nominee’s leadership qualities and how they have been demonstrated.
  • What other information might support the nominee’s suitability for the Emerging Leader Award?

If you have any other information or material (e.g. news articles, video/ photographs) to further support your nomination, they can be attached.