Thank you for your interest in becoming a Deer Industry Environment Awards Sponsor
The awards’ entrants are assessed based on their demonstration of the principles found in this industry’s major information resource on environmental matters: New Zealand Deer Farmer's Landcare Manual.
- A wide range of Merit Awards are available to interested sponsors, in addition to the DINZ funded Premier Award with a value of $2,500, a commemorative plaque and native tree, and formal presentation at the industry conference.
The Elworthy Premier Award recognises the importance of the industry’s environmental image and responsibility. Its promotion and awareness since then has been critical in encouraging deer farmers to adopt sustainable farming systems and raise awareness of the challenges and innovation.
- The Merit Award prizes recognise excellence on farm in key areas like, long term planning, community engagement, riparian management, market connectedness, unique soil and land conservation programmes and have a relationship with sponsoring organisations focus and the organisations’ key values.
Each awards prize will be valued at $1000 each. This will include an award certificate or plaque with the sponsors’ logo. Sponsors are also invited to provide expertise for on-farm assessment and involvement in the judging programme if they wish.
- The Deer Farmers’ Environmental Awards also produce a comprehensive brochure for distribution to all deer farmers, industry sectors and environmental agencies and groups in the wider agricultural sector. We invite key industry groups to consider this avenue of sponsorship of $1,500 (2 brochure features and advertising space). The brochure will feature each entrant’s farm, the outcome of the judges’ comments and sponsors’ logos. The brochure will be distributed in the June edition of the deer industry magazine – Deer Industry News.
- The prize winners are announced during the industry’s annual conference, at the traditional Awards Dinner on the last night of the conference with sponsor recognition, but only the Premier Award is presented then. The Award’s greater value is associated with the New Zealand Deer Farmers’ Association and Deer Industry New Zealand’s hosted public field days on the Premier and Merit Awards’ winning properties where the recognition of the farm and its achievements are highlighted and the Merit Awards’ sponsors have a profile, speaking opportunity and make the presentation of the award on farm.
To register your interest as an awards sponsor or to find out more about the competition please contact DINZ on 04 473 4500