Farm Inventions Competition 2018 open for entries

It is time for another season of Farmers Weekly’s long-running Farm Inventions competition.

We had loads of great entries last year and we are hoping for more this time.

The format remains the same, so even if you have made something small and less complicated you are still in with a chance of winning the top cash prize.

We have bumped up the prize money for this year, so the winners of each category will bag £500, runners-up get £250 and third-place finishers take home £100.

To see the best of last year’s entries, follow the links below:

2017 Farm Inventions competition: Complex category

2017 Farm Inventions competition: Intermediate category

2017 Farm Inventions competition: Simple category

Categories

As usual we’ll split the entries into three categories: simple, intermediate and complex.

  • Simple – those machines that took a day or so to knock together but still save you time and money.
  • Intermediate – anything more complicated, perhaps with some simple form of hydraulic or electrical system, that took longer to build.
  • Complex – inventions that have taken days, weeks or even years to design and build. They usually involve an engine or fairly complicated combinations of electrics and hydraulics.

Who is eligible to enter?

Farmers, contractors, farm managers and workers are welcome.

What if I’ve entered my design in other competitions in the past?

Don’t worry, that won’t exclude you.

What are the prizes?

The winner of each of the three categories gets £500, runners-up each get £250 and the third-placers get £100.

Will you feature the winners?

All six winning inventions will be featured, along with the best of the rest, in Farmers Weekly magazine and online.

Many of the machines that you see on the stands at shows such as Lamma start life in the farm workshop, so it’s a great opportunity to get your ideas in the shop window.

How do I enter?

Just send some details about how the machine works and what you use it for to oliver.mark@proagrica.com.

You will also need to attach a couple of decent-quality pictures and a contact phone number so that we can get in touch.