Introduced as a new award in 2019, the Agricultural Town of the Year Award recognises South Australian towns that are excelling in agricultural practices and the flow on effect they have on communities.
This award, proudly presented by Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and Solstice Media, highlights the vital role that agriculture plays in the regional landscape – being the backbone of most regional communities.
The program endeavours to provide an avenue where communities can learn from one another which will play a role in building capacity and increasing growth in regional South Australia.
Nominate for your favourite town before September 18, 2020.
Step 1: Simply nominate a town or numerous towns via the nomination form below and answer the first question to the best of your ability. A nomination can be made by anyone.
Once all nominations are received, the public and an independent judging panel will help select the top 5 via an online voting system.
Step 2: If the town you have nominated is selected as one of the 5 finalist towns in 2020 we may be in contact to obtain further information to help complete 4 additional entry questions outlined in the award criteria. We will also connect you with the town’s council and business associations, in addition to any other person who has nominated the town to assist with this process. Entries will need to be completed between November and December 2020. You won’t be asked to do it alone!
Each of the Top 5 towns will also be visited by the judging panel in mid-January to early-February and will be required to submit an itinerary showcasing their town’s agricultural initiatives and supporting the questions/ themes they highlighted in their entry.
The 2020 Agricultural Town of the Year will be announced in February 2021.
Entering the awards will provide regional towns and communities:
In addition to being recognised as the ‘South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year’, the winning town will receive:
Who is eligible to be nominated?
Criteria: Click here to download the criteria.
19 August 2020 to 18 September 2020 — Nominations
October to November 2020 — Online voting by the public and judging panel to determine the top 5 finalists
November to December 2020 — Entry by the 5 finalists
Mid-January to Early-February 2021 — Regional visits to the 5 finalist towns
February 2021 — Announcement of the 2020 Agricultural Town of the Year
April 2021 — Community event
Sorry! Nominations for Ag Town of the Year have now closed.
By completing this form, you agree to accept the terms and conditions of nominating for the 2020 South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year Award
Having faced the challenge of drought, Cleve’s community spirit and stories shared, are testament to the town’s resilience and creativity. A small community on the Eyre Peninsula, Cleve is an inspirational agricultural town that has employed a range of activities to improve efficiency and morale.
The agriculture industry in the Cleve area contributes more than 74% of the region’s exports, making it a major contributor to the South Australian economy.