The competition asks the students to use the social media vehicle (PowerPoint and/or video) they chose to create to promote the importance of agriculture to their peers, to encourage a better understanding of agriculture as well as promote agricultural careers and rural life.
This year students have two categories they can enter
1. The PowerPoint Category asks students to create a PowerPoint presentation about an aspect of agriculture, whether it's their studies, their farm, a policy issue, their region's industries or the career of someone they respect in agriculture.
2. The Video Category is new this year. It asks students to make a short film about an occupation that links to a career in agriculture. This can be as diverse as an agronomist, an accountant, a veterinarian, an auctioneer, a stock agent, or an IT expert - the possibilities are endless, and that's the important point to remember about agricultural careers, it's not all mud and flies!
The finalists' presentations are placed on the LandLearn NSW website. The winners are announced and cash prizes are presented at a function in their honour at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2012.
You don't have to be studying agriculture to enter the Cream of the Crop competition. We encourage all NSW students to consider the importance of agriculture to their daily life and share their ideas and knowledge.
Our website has had 50,000 hits in two years, so it's a great way for young people to be heard.
Entries close on 1st December 2011 and entry details, as well as copies of last year's finalists, can be found below.
The Cream of the Crop competition is sponsored by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, LandLearn NSW and Woolworths.
Note: Video competition is only open to students studying in NSW Secondary School
The best 12 entries will also be published on the Landlearn NSW website
For inspiration click HERE
Examples can be found here