Preliminary Judging Format & Instructions
IMPORTANT - Download detailed format & instructions here
Judging will be held through the months of January, February and March. Check your regional dates to make sure you will be around and not sunning yourself on the beach! Closer to your region's judging dates, you will receive your specific judging date and time.
Judging takes place on farm and may be no more than 1 ¾ hours. If it's all done in less time, that's ok! A judging breakdown and expected timeframes are shown below.
IMPORTANT - You must provide a copy of your 2022/23 annual accounts. If these are not completed already you need to contact your Accountant urgently and have them completed as a priority. Accountants close over the Christmas/New Year period and you will not meet the submission date if you leave this until January to follow up.
If this is your first season in business and you have no annual accounts, please provide a current budget and cashflow.
Please upload a copy of your accounts no later than the dates listed in your login, where the upload link can be found. Please do not send your accounts by post, they must be uploaded electronically to this site.
Judging Criteria and Tips for Judging
The Judging Criteria (pdf) and Tips for Judging below will assist you to get your preparation for judging underway. At the end of the on-farm judging, there will be a Question & Answer session of five minutes. The judges will ask you a few questions that may include something that you presented to the judges that they would like clarified or it could just be a general farming knowledge question. Whatever the questions are, just answer them to the best of your ability.
As stated in the Judging Criteria (pdf) for this category, you are required to have a written contract and this must be available for viewing by the category judges. Please remember to have your contract available on judging day.