12 June 1998

Big chance to join the high-tech Internet crew

How would you like to win a computer plus software worth more than £2000?

Think how such a prize could help your business, your hobby or interests – or even your social life through linking you via the Internet with people on the other side of the world.

But above all the prize would give you access to Farmers Weekly Interactive (FWi), which provides instant news, markets and weather information via the Internet. Tailored to agriculture it combines thousands of worldwide sources with the expertise of FARMERS WEEKLY and Crops magazines to provide an essential business management tool.

For a chance to win this valuable prize you must be in the 16-26 age group and think marketing to tackle the FARMERS WEEKLY /FWi/Farmplan Bright Spark competition that is being run in association with the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

The aim of the competition is to promote marketing awareness among the next generation of farmers and those in allied industries, and the competition endorses the NFYFCs concern for quality assurance and consumer confidence.

To enter give the correct answer to each of the questions in the opposite panel. In most cases this means choosing the correct one from those suggested and marking it with a tick or cross. Then compete the coupon and send it off with the token attached to FARMERS WEEKLY/

FWi/Farmplan Bright Spark competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS to arrive by Fri, July 31, 1998.

This is stage one of the contest and – if required – a tie-breaker will be used to select six finalist who will be invited to compete at the National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwicks, on Sat, Oct 3, 1998, by making a presentation to a panel of judges of a marketing idea that has some connection with either quality assurance or consumer confidence.

&#42 Final date

The final will take place during the NFYFC Competitions Day programme but you do NOT need to be a member of a YFC in England and Wales to compete. The contest is open to all young people in England, Wales, Scotland, Eire and Ulster. Help towards travel expenses to the final will be available.

The winner will receive a Farmplan computer, Farmplan Assurance Manager and one years subscription to FWi worth more than £2000. The runner up will receive Farmplan Assurance Manager and one years subscription to FWi worth more than £600. The third prize winner will receive one years subscription to FWi worth £360.

This competition is also being promoted through the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs but no entries will be accepted without the appropriate token cut from the Farmlife section of FARMERS WEEKLY. The token will appear in the next six editions of FARMERS WEEKLY.

Rules

The competition is open to residents of Great Britain and Ireland aged 16 or more but less than 27 years of age on June 12, 1998, except the employees of Farmplan, Reed Business Information or the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, the printers of FARMERS WEEKLY or their families.

The prizes will be awarded to the finalists who in the opinion of the judges makes the best presentation of a marketing idea.

The prizes must be taken as offered. If a winner is unable to accept the prize it will be forfeited to the next best entry.

A tie-breaker may be used after the first stage of the competition if required.

No responsibility can be accepted for any entry lost, delayed, or damaged in the post. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

The judges decisions and those of the Editor will be legally binding on all matters affecting the contest. No correspondence will be entered into.

The winners will be notified and the result published in FARMERS WEEKLY.

Mark Lindley (standing) of FARMERS WEEKLY Interactive assists NFYFC agricultural and rural affairs steering group chairman

Gordon Brown during a FWi workshop at the annual convention.