If you are under 40 years and currently a final year TAFE student or a recent horticulture graduate from TAFE NSW, you could become…2012 YOUNG HORTICULTURIST OF THE YEAR What does becoming Young Horticulturist of The Year involve? The award will fund a student’s or recent graduate’s exciting, innovative or sustainably-oriented project that provides benefits to the horticulture industry and/or develops your choice of horticulture as a career. It can be a project you’ve already started, or one you’re just now beginning to imagine.
To get you started, visit the stories of our previous winners and become inspired.
Applications can be a simple, brief written report (maximum 500 words) but it’s a good idea to explain your project using other types of presentation too, like a powerpoint presentation, a model or set of plans, a slide show or a picture portfolio. An independent judging panel (which includes TAFE and industry representatives) will develop a short list for the next stage of judging. Your report should show information like: 1) why the project is important, unique or different 2) an explanation as to how the project might be built or developed 3) how it might benefit the broader horticulture industry 4) how you would use the award funds to undertake or extend the project. If your project wins through to the final round, you’ll get the opportunity to present it to a panel of industry judges.But don’t be worried about that, as there’ll be training and assistance in media, marketing and presentation skills for all the finalists. It’s so simple to WIN that $10,000 prize. Entries are open from May 2012 until AUGUST 31st, 2012. Just fill in the entry form and upload your project IDEA with information in the form of a brief report, photos, plans.