South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year


Nominations are now open for the 2024 Agricultural Town of the Year.

Entering the Awards will provide regional communities the opportunity to reflect on their contributions to South Australia’s primary industries and regional development, and increase awareness of their town and agricultural contribution.

Nominations can be made by anyone.

Nominations close Wednesday 5 June 2024.

Ag Town of the Year 2024 - Nominate

Town details

Your response should highlight what the town is doing/has done to positively affect its agriculture and primary industries. Try to provide as much detail as possible and include specific programs, initiatives, points of difference and key areas of strength. Your response may be used in the town’s profile listed for public voting.
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Why nominate?

Entering the Award will provide regional communities the opportunity to reflect on their contributions to South Australia’s primary industries and regional development and increase awareness of their town and agricultural contribution.

In addition to being recognised as the ‘South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year’, the winning town will receive:

  • Certificate and trophy presented by the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development at the Awards event.
  • Sign for the town entrance recognising their achievement.
  • Community event and sign unveiling to celebrate the ‘Agricultural Town of the Year’ win.
  • Double page feature in the 2025 February edition of SALIFE magazine.
  • Media exposure around the Award.
  • Video highlights showcasing the regional development and agricultural contribution captured in the written submission, plus the people and places that make up the fabric of the community.
  • Stories published to showcase the achievements of individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the town.
  • Networking opportunities with other regional towns.
Terms and conditions
  1. Submitting a vote is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the award criteria listed on the website. Information on how to vote forms part of the terms and conditions of entry.
  2. The promoter is Solstice Media (ABN 63 105 598 187) of Ground Floor, 165 Grenfell Street Adelaide SA 5000 (Promoter).
  3. Voting closes at 5.00pm on Monday 5 June 2024.
  4. Voters are required to provide their full name, email, phone number and postcode.
  5. Entrants may be required to provide their residential or mailing address, if requested, to provide to gaming authorities.
  6. Each individual person is allowed a maximum of one vote. Any duplicate votes and entries will be removed.
  7. Employees of Solstice Media, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions and members of their family residing at the same address are not eligible to enter.
  8. Entrants must be above the age of 18 years old to accept the prize.
  9. Entrants must be a South Australian resident.
  10. A person who submits a vote is considered to be a “voter”.
  11. Any regional town in South Australia can be nominated and enter the South Australian Agricultural Town of the Year Award. ‘Regional’ is defined by those towns that are located within Areas 1-6 on the PIRSA Regions Map, and the McLaren Vale Preservation District, Virginia and Gawler.
  12. For the purpose of this Award, ‘agriculture’ refers to all primary industries – agriculture (field crops, horticulture, meat and livestock, dairy, grape and wine, forestry), and fisheries and aquaculture.
  13. A town’s involvement in agriculture is not limited to farmers, but includes the wider community that supports the industry – e.g. shops, service providers, community activities.
  14. Should a voter’s contact details change during the Voting Period it is the voter’s responsibility to notify the Promoter.
  15. A request to access or modify any information provided in an entry should be directed to the Promoter.
  16. If the district council of a nominated town does not wish for their town to be considered as a finalist or to have a nomination progress through the entry stage of the program, the District Council can advise the judging panel and the nomination will be removed from the process. In this instance the town with the next highest votes will be selected and made a finalist.
  17. The Promoter is not responsible for any lost, late, incorrectly entered or misdirected entries. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any nominator or voter who tampers with the nomination process or who submits a nomination or entry that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  18. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email, nomination, and entry to be received by the Promoter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof.
  19. The Promoter and its related bodies corporate and their respective officers, employees and agents will not be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury whatever (including but not limited to direct, indirect and consequential loss) suffered or sustained in connection with this promotion, the promotion of this promotion or the use of any prizes, except for liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  20. If for any reason the promotion is not capable of running as planned (including but not limited to) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any written directions given under applicable law) to qualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.
  21. Entry and voting details remain the property of the Promoter and may be passed on to the supplier of the prize(s). The name and a photograph of the winners may be used for promotional purposes by the Promoter, unless the winner otherwise notifies the Promoter at the time of accepting the prize. The Promoter will provide the name and address of the winner to State and Territory gaming authorities as required by law. Eligible Entrants consent to the Promoter using personal information provided in connection with this promotion for the purposes of facilitating the conduct of the promotion and awarding of prizes.
  22. A failure by the Promoter to enforce any one of these items and conditions in any instance(s) will not give rise to any claim or right of action by any other person or contestant.
  23. The entrant/voter agrees if they are not already a subscriber to InDaily, they may subscribe to InDaily as part of the entry process, unless advised otherwise.
  24. The voter agrees if they are not already a subscriber to PIRSA’s database, they may subscribe to PIRSA News as part of the nomination process, unless advised otherwise.

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