Entry to UK Grower Awards 2014 extended to 22 November

The deadline to enter the prestigious UK Grower Awards 2014 has been extended to 22 November in response to requests from production horticulture professionals.

This year the entry process has been made easier than ever, for even the smallest businesses to take part.

Horticulture Week editor Kate Lowe explained: "Entrants no longer need to submit a detailed written entry summary right at the start of the process. To enter, firms just need to answer the questions in the entry form, and to supply one testimonial in support of their entry."

These "first-stage" entries will then be forwarded to the independent judging panel, which will select a shortlist. Only shortlisted entrants will then be asked to supply more detailed information in support of their entry, before a second round of judging to select the winners.

In addition, entry is free of charge to everyone this year.

"This is our way of thanking the production horticulture industry for the incredible support and participation that the UK Grower Awards have enjoyed in the eight years they have been run by Horticulture Week," said Lowe.

The award categories include prizes for the best grower businesses, the best new crop varieties, environmental and training initiatives and recognition of individual achievement.

For the full category list and an entry form, call awards manager Keith Bawden on 020 8267 4014 or go straight to the online entry form here or see the awards website at www.thegrowerawards.co.uk.


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