How to enter the awards

How to enter the awards

It is very easy to enter, as there are virtually no formal entry requirements and a few special conditions, allowing almost all New Zealand deer farmers to enter.

Fill an online entry form here and submit to enter >>

Download the competition information pack here >>
Download the entry form only here >>

Please complete and post, email or fax to the below address and we will contact you for more details about the farm and to set up a convenient time for the judging round.
Freepost 3942
The Deer Farmers Environmental Awards
C/O Deer Industry New Zealand
PO Box 10702
Wellington 6143

Alternatively, fax form to: 04 472 5549 or scan and email to

Entries Close at 4pm Friday 31st March 2019. Judging will be late March/early April 2019.

Judging is informal – based on a simple farm tour and related discussions. Typically, the visit will conclude with a Q & A session around the farm table following the tour in which you can present the important areas of environmental risk management and special features of your farming operation, plantings, water quality enhancement and the other issues that you think are important. Judges will also be interested to hear your industry views and review any projects and your innovation on farm.

Apart from the Premier Elworthy Award, there are also other merit award categories across an array of topics. All entrants have a good chance of success in a number of areas.

For more information, call Deer Industry New Zealand on 04 473 4500.