TWO major product awards and 11 site awards will be on offer at the 2018 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.
Product awards include machine of the year and agribusiness innovation of the year.
Site awards categories include best outdoor agribusiness site; best indoor agribusiness site; best outdoor general site; best Moore Exhibition Centre site; best indoor Country Lifestyle site; best outdoor Country Lifestyle site; and best Country Gourmet Pavilion site.
A panel of judges, including field days committee members and agribusiness professionals, will decided each winner.
Judging criteria for the product awards include the machine’s purpose and suitability; scope of application; construction; ease of maintenance and service; ease of operation; ease of adjustment; availability of parts; and overall value-for-money.
The machinery and agribusiness products that are eligible are required to be new to the market in the 12 months following last year’s field days
The exhibitor site awards look at the overall showcase and ease of recognition, effort put into the display, quality of the site and overall participation in the theme and spirit of the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.
Judges also look for aesthetic appeal, presentation of equipment on display, dress and ease of recognition of staff on the site and safety.
It is also important that exhibitor site holders are compliant with Wimmera Machinery Field Days policy and procedure prior to and during the event.
Presentations to all winners will be in the Field Days Square on Wednesday at 2pm.