First FMG Young Farmer of the Year rule changes announced

Posted by Erin Speedy on 19 August 2020 | Comments

The first change to one of the rules around competing in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest has been announced!

The rule stating that a contestant can only enter an FMG Young Farmer of the Year Regional Final four times maximum has been removed.

There are now no restrictions on the number of times a person can compete in a Regional Final, unless they have won a Grand Final. 

New Rule Entry Limitless Change Graphic

NZ Young Farmers Board Chair Ash-Leigh Campbell says removing these restrictions is great news and will encourage people to keep coming back to compete.

“Some people were put off entering FMG Young Farmer of the Year because they didn’t want to waste any of their precious chances at Regional Finals until they had more experience, but it was a double edged sword because you need to compete at Regional Final level to get the experience.”

“This will open up the contest to a number of people who really just enjoy competing and setting their own goals to achieve as well.”

“We don’t want there to be any barriers to people entering so allowing contestants the ability to compete at a number of Regionals to get that experience, will hopefully make them better competitors overall and encourage more entries.”

The Grand Final restriction of competing twice is still in place.

More announcements about rule changes to contest will be announced in the coming weeks.