NAAC launches new award for agricultural engineers

Have you invented a piece of machinery that helps contractors?

The NAAC has launched a new award to recognise pieces of machinery that benefit contractors, either by making their lives easier or jobs more profitable.

The Anthony Cecil Award for Innovation aims to help the winner promote this innovation to the wider farming industry, by allowing them the right to use a specially designed award logo on every machine produced.

To be awarded every two years, the award will be open to all engineers, whether they are NAAC members or not and will also be open to the agricultural industry as a whole, covering one-man bands as well as larger manufacturers.

Submissions need to be in by March 21, and need to include designs on paper as well as evidence of the piece of equipment’s performance. A short-list will then be selected by a panel of judges and independent judges by the end of June.

After this, NAAC members will be asked about the experience they have had with the particular machine, and the panel of judges will visit each shortlisted entrant by the end of October.

The accolade will be awarded for the first time at the NAAC’s Contractor 2009 event in December where the top three inventions will be featured and the winner announced.   

If you’re going to LAMMA on 21 and 22 January and want to find out more, visit Stand 216 in Hall 2. Alternatively, visit the NAAC website.



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