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The Cream of the Crop Competition invites students in NSW secondary and tertiary education institutions to create a PowerPoint or a video which can be published on the web and win $500.

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.
Previous finalists have covered topics such as the importance of buying Australian produce, sustainable farming, agriculture and technology, climate change, regional towns, the Locavore Movement and most agricultural commodities.

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.

PowerPoint Presentation
Prizes on offer include:

Secondary School

  • Junior School (Year 7 & 8) $500 Best Presentation
  • Middle School (Year 9 &10) $500 Best Presentation
  • Senior School (Year 11 & 12) $500 Best Presentation

Tertiary Studies

  • Undergraduate and TAFE $500 Best Presentation
  • Postgraduate $500 Best Presentation

Video Competition
Prizes on offer include:


  • Junior School (Years 7 & 8) $500 Best Video
  • Middle School Video ( Years 9 & 10) $500 Best Video
  • Senior School (Years 11 & 12) $500 Best Video

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


Closing Date
The competition closes at 5pm (EST) on 1st December 2011.

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Powerpoint competition information


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  Have a look at some examples  

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2009 Finalists


2010 Finalists

  Additional Information  
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