Australian National Field Days introduces New Inventors Competition

POPULAR EVENT: A new competition for New Inventors will be held at the Australian National Field Days this year. FILE PHOTO
POPULAR EVENT: A new competition for New Inventors will be held at the Australian National Field Days this year. FILE PHOTO

The Australian National Field Days will take place from October 25 to 27 and this year there will be a new competition for tinkers and inventors. 

The ANFD is running the New Inventors competition, the only rule is the product must not be in production.

ANFD manager Jayne West said when times get tough, such as during a drought, farmers become inventive and the competition gives people an opportunity to showcase their abilities.

“This is a chance for them to display their wares and hopefully for other farmers to see and often give comment on ways to improve or change,” Mrs West said.

“It may lead to the invention getting patented and then into production.”

This is the first year the ANFD has decided to run this on its own, it is a new competition but there was a similar competition, which ended three years ago. 

The winner of the competition will receive a trophy, a $100 prize and media coverage.

“The ANFD will also give a free site and two tickets to all the inventors chosen to display their item over the three days at the field days,” Mrs West said.

“We have put aside a grassed area and pavilion for all the inventors.

“They will be judged on Thursday, October 25 by two of the ANFD committee members and announced at 5pm.”

Anyone interested in entering the competition or knows someone who should enter can contact the ANFD on 6362 1588 or email info@anfd.com.au.