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Field Days is the biggest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. It is where people and organizations launch cutting edge technology and innovation. From towns folks to foreigners from across the globe, Field Days veterans or first-time visitors, there’s an attraction for everybody.
Here’s how you can introduce your ideas at Field Days 2020:
- Introduce your innovation into the market – national or international;
- Meet a talented group of insightful industry experts; and
- Collect vital data from your target market.
Field Days boasts of a $60,000 prize pool, prominent media coverage, an audience that’s interested in your innovation, and a platform where you can introduce products and ideas to a vast array of individuals, groups, and companies. Applications officially close on April 30, 2020.
New Zealand National Fieldays Society
Field Days is owned and run by New Zealand National Field Days Society, a local not-for-profit. The society was created in 1968 by several individuals who sought to promote the idea of a Town and Country show for farmers. The goal was to sponsor an event where farmers could meet and share innovations – both products and services – in farm machinery. In 1970, Field Days purchased its home at Mystery Creek, where future events were held.
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What Field Days Volunteers Do
Each year, hundreds of volunteers donate their talent and time to organize the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere. The group consists of members of the New Zealand Field Days Society and other volunteers who help run Field Days . They assist in hosting, parking, running information booths, driving courier vehicles, tractor pull, and site services, as well as event set up and breakdown.
The team consist of people with a myriad of skills who come from various backgrounds. They are passionate and highly committed, dedicated to the success of Field Days as they bring people from around the world to support the progress of New Zealand Agriculture. Whether you’re in food, farming, horticulture, equine, or viticulture, you’re welcome to become a Field Days team volunteer.
Note: Minimum age requirement to volunteer at Field Days is 18 years of age.
About Field Days
Field Days celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. They credit their volunteers for this milestone as they share their time, effort, and skills during the annual, 4-day event. In turn, the organization donates more than $100,000 dollars to local community groups and charities.
Field Days provide sponsors with the opportunity to partner with the organization in an event that brings together 133,000 people in just 4 days. Field Days creates the best platform for companies and individuals to launch agricultural products and services to New Zealand and across the globe.
The Field Days brand is sought after both in New Zealand and around the world. It has proven itself to be a super-effective branding and consumer engagement platform. Big brands and organizations have sponsored Field Days each year. This group includes XERO, Vodafone, ANZ, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and more.
What Field Days Provides to Participants
Field Days provide a platform for you to align your brand with a globally recognized brand. You can increase your credibility and put your business under the spotlight as you showcase products and services. Plus, you can meet your customers face to face and get feedback from them directly. Field Days also lets you connect with the community and interact with your customers one-on-one and face-to-face. You can also generate immediate sales.
The Field Days Innovation Awards is the number one launching pad for backyard inventors and start-up companies, including well-known manufacturers and distributors to connect and interact with the primary industries. Field Days brings agricultural innovators in the same location as corporate decision makers, investors, and media and creates the perfect platform to test your innovation in a venue where the audience is highly targeted for agriculture.
Here are some of the benefits that you will enjoy at Field Days :
- 125,000+ event visitors;
- Extensive media coverage;
- Exhibit at Field Days ;
- Gain market insights;
- $60,000 prize pool;
- Validate your idea; and
- Winners also gain access to the sought-after logo of the Category Awards to use in their promotion.
- Grassroots Prototype focused on showcasing ideas;
- Established Prototype recognizing product development;
- Launch NZ for innovations ready to go to market; and
- International for launching innovations globally.
Who Can Participate?
Innovators from the following industry sectors are encouraged to enter the Innovation Awards:
- Dairy and dry stock farming;
- Horticulture and viticulture;
- Information and communication technology;
- Cloud and mobile-based software;
- Animal health and genetics;
- Water and waste management;
- Environment and clean tech;
- Animal and farm management; and
- Farm safety and leading research
Field Days Awards
- Grassroots Prototype Award
- Established Prototype Award
- Launch NZ Award
- International Award
Additional Sponsor Awards:
- Vodafone Innovation in Technology Award
- Amazon Webs Services Innovation in Data Award
- James & Wells Innovation Award
- Callaghan Innovation Award for Partnership & Collaboration
- Gait International Innovation Award for Product Design and Scalability
- Sprout Global Growth Award
“Field Days was AMAZING! If you are wanting to test or launch an AG based product there is no better place for you to exhibit. Field Days really put PICMI on the map and enabled us to gather feedback and meet potential customers. Don’t just think about applying to the Innovation Space – just do it!”
-Genevieve Griffin-George, founder of PICMI
Entering the Awards
The Field Days Innovation Awards offers you a high-profile promotion of your innovation that come with networking opportunities, useful advice, and exclusive support from some of the most respected organizations and companies in New Zealand. Whether you’re entering to launch a product or validate your invention with a highly targeted audience, the Field Days Innovation Awards is the best platform to take your innovation to the next level.
Note: Applications are now open and will close April 30, 2020.
Here are some of the highlights of the Field Days event: