ENTRY DEADLINE

Sunday 14 April 2024

HOW TO ENTER

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NOMINATE

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Open to breeders of both broilers and layers. The judges will be looking for strong performance against KPIs, including hatchability rates, number of eggs per bird, mortality rate and feed intake. The winner will have a track record of committing to regular staff training and maintaining a bio-secure unit.

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The winner will be able to demonstrate a combination of outstanding production performance, a commitment to investment (both in terms of equipment and people), and a desire to innovate. The judges will also be looking for evidence of a solid, sustainable business model, plus the successful implementation of a marketing plan. As well as a partner-based approach, rather than a transactional approach, to their relationship with the egg producer; providing detailed feedback on how the producer can enhance their results.

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The judges will be looking for strong performance against KPIs, including number of eggs per bird, hens housed and hen days, mortality, feed intake, egg weight and seconds percentage. The winner will have a track record of committing to regular staff training and maintaining a bio-secure unit.

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The Grower of the Year will demonstrate outstanding feed conversation rates and daily liveweight gains, on top of a low mortality rate and a history of achieving target weights. The judges will also look for evidence of a partnership approach when it comes to processors, in which the grower uses the processors’ knowledge to advance the business.

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This category is for both broiler and layer hatcheries. The judges will be looking for a strong performance against KPIs, including a good number of viable chicks per egg and egg utilisation. Hatcheries have an increased responsibility when it comes to biosecurity, which will be reflected in the judge’s thoughts, as will a unit’s commitment to staff training.

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The winner must demonstrate an initiative, idea or business development concept that has come to fruition in the last 12 months, and that its is demonstrably new in the business. The innovation can encompass site development, investment, a business scheme, or anything that has paid dividends. The award is open to any farm, processor or packing site in the business of poultry.

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This award is for the best poultry business in Britain. The business will be able to demonstrate year on year growth, high efficiency, financial soundness, and be at the forefront of technological developments and innovation. The business will have strong and passionate leaders who value their workforce, and a marketing plan that will ensure the continued and further growth of the business.

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The Processor of the Year will be a highly efficient business with fruitful relationships with retailers. The business will be committed to investing in staff and machinery alike and will be able to provide evidence that investments are delivering results. The processor will take a partnership rather than transactional approach to the relationship with the supplier, and will provide detailed feedback on how the producer can enhance their results.

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The Pullet Rearer of the Year will need to demonstrate that they are continually on target, with high flock evenness and a low mortality rate. The judges would like to see evidence of communication with the egg producer, with regular updates on pullet performance to provide insight down the chain.

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To win the Sustainable Farming Award you must demonstrate a commitment to reducing your business’ carbon footprint, while improving efficient input uses. The winner will be dedicated to implementing practices and innovations that support environmental protection and business viability.

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This category is open to managers of units in either meat or egg production. Nominations for this category can be made by the employing farmer or by the employer him/herself. However, the latter will require a reference from the employer. Judges will be looking for evidence of how the manager has driven the business forward and excelled in motivating staff, hitting targets and has a proven commitment to record keeping.

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This award will recognise a farm vet’s unheralded contribution to and relationship with poultry producers, while emphasising the importance of attracting graduate vets to the industry. To qualify, the vet must be have been born after January 1, 1983, and have been qualified for fewer than 10 years.

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This category is open to any individual born after January 1, 1983, working in a poultry meat or egg farming business. Nominations for this category can be made by the employer or by the employee him/herself. Judges will be looking for a high achieving individual who has brought new ideas to the business and is able to demonstrate a commitment to the industry.

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This category is open to any individual working in an egg packing or meat processing plant, born after January 1, 1983. Nominations for this category can be made by the employer or by the employee him/herself. Judges will be looking for the Young Processor of the Year to have introduced new and successful initiatives, show a commitment to the industry, and be an all-round superstar.

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HOW TO ENTER


Please submit your entry via the National Egg & Poultry Awards website's online entry system.

You will need to register for an account and then head to our categories page to select those you wish to enter; you may enter more than one category.

Once added to your basket, the online system allows you to save your entries and add to or edit them until the entry deadline date. Once you have completed the work on your entries, you can submit them all at once. 

To nominate someone, you can either head straight to our categories page, select an award, and complete the entry form for them, or you can complete our nomination form, after which we will contact the nominee and ask them to complete the entry form for their self.

Completing the entry on someone's behalf 

If you are nominating a person or business and are completing the entry form on their behalf, please ensure that you complete the entry form in full and provide all requested information. If you are unable to complete the entry form, please see below.

Nominate using the nomination form

If you would like to nominate someone but can't complete the form on behalf of them, please fill in our nomination form and we will contact the nominee regarding entering and completing their entry form.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is only enterable via nomination. If you wish to put someone forward for this award, please click here to complete the nomination form where you will be asked to write up to 300 words on why the individual should be considered. 

Please read the category criteria and entry form questions thoroughly before entering, as this will give you an indication of what is required of your entry.

Please ensure you place the main component of your entry within the web-form and that you provide the information requested in each question.

You are encouraged to include additional information you believe will support your entry, as well as supporting material, but it should not comprise the main component of your entry.

Your entry will be judged based on the information you submit in the main entry form. You may submit additional supporting information however this should enhance your entry and not replace the content of the entry form itself.

The National Egg & Poultry Awards is open to any UK-based business or individual that work in the egg and/or poultry industry.

Multiple entries are allowed, however please read each category criteria thoroughly prior to entry.

Winners from the previous year may not enter the same category. However, you are welcome to enter other categories.

All entries must be completed using the online form and should be submitted by Sunday 14 April 2024.

We appreciate that some entry information will be sensitive, all business information submitted will be in strict confidence (NDA’s can be requested where appropriate).

Previous years' winners may not enter the same category the following year. However, you are welcome to enter any other categories. 

The judges’ decision is FINAL. No discussions or requests for justification will be entered into. 

Include tangible evidence of the impact you, your business, or innovation has made on your own work and/or the wider industry. The judges are looking for hard metrics, particularly on business performance and growth.                                            

Less is more. Our judges have to read lots of entries, be concise and focus on making your entry stand out!

Stick to the entry form. Don’t go off-piste when it comes to entering. Supporting documents are just that… ‘support’. Your main entry should demonstrate the bulk of your submission.

Compelling stories make winners. Individuals and/or companies that make changes for the better or demonstrate innovation are held in high regard. Tell a story which demonstrates why you deserve to win. 

GOOD LUCK! 

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