The deadline for entering the Young Poultry Person of the Year Award is fast approaching.

Set up in the name of the late Clive Frampton and organised by the Egg and Poultry Industry Conference , the award seeks to recognise those who are under 40 years old and who are making a real splash in their egg- or poultry-related business.

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The closing date is Friday (10 October) and candidates will be judged on the contribution they have made to their company in particular, and the poultry industry in general.

Any projects or innovations they have initiated to enhance productivity or further the interests of the poultry industry will also be considered.

This is the third year the competition has been run. The inaugural winner was Matthew Davies of egg producer David Davies and Co, and last year’s prize went to Philip Hammond (pictured) of Crowshall Veterinary Services.

As well as the trophy, the winner will secure a free place at Epic – to be held at the Celtic Manor Hotel in South Wales on 2-3 November – together with accommodation and a place at the banquet.

To enter, simply submit up to 500 words explaining your achievements, or why your nominated candidate deserves to win, and email to philip.clarke@rbi.co.uk 

Don’t delay. To be in with a chance we need your entries now.