David and Helen Brass© Jim Varney

Farmers Weekly has begun its search for the cream of the crop in agriculture, as it gears up for its 11th annual awards.

Poultry World will once again be managing the category for egg and poultry farmers, so we need your entries and nominations now.

It doesn’t matter what size the business is, or whether its broilers, hens, turkeys, quail or even ostrich – the main criteria is excellence.

See also: Read our tips for entering the 2015 Farmers Weekly Awards

Last year’s winners, David and Helen Brass of the Lake’s Free Range Egg Company, said winning had been a boon, giving the whole team a boost and reinforcing their belief in what they are doing as a business.

“The Farmers Weekly Awards are considered the ‘farming Oscars’, and winning is a sure way to raise profile and even win business,” said Poultry World editor Philip Clarke, who will lead the judging panel.

“Not only that, the three finalists are all invited to attend the awards night – the biggest celebration in farming – at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London at the beginning of October.”

Entries may be self-made, or you may prefer to nominate someone else who is forging a path in the egg and poultry sectors.

Entry/nomination forms, which have to be in by the end of April, can now be found on the awards website, or contact Linda Kimberly on 020 8652 3304 for more information.