RHASS invites entries for 2022 Technical Innovation Awards
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) is calling for entries for its prestigious Technical Innovation Awards.
Designed to recognise design and innovation across machinery and equipment for use in the agri and rural sectors, the awards showcase inventions and innovations that demonstrate a positive impact on agriculture, horticulture, equestrian, forestry, renewable energy and estate activities.
Entries must relate to machines, appliances, technical components or important ancillary equipment and should be commercially available or prototypes in development. All entries are judged and benchmarked on individual merit.
The judging format will be a hybrid of in-person demonstrations, user evaluation and electronic submissions. The awards are open to entries from Friday 25th March until Friday 15th April via the Royal Highland Show website (royalhighlandshow.org).
Winners will be presented with their awards during the Royal Highland Show in June and promoted through an extensive PR and digital marketing campaign, with spaces reserved at the Show for the winners from 2020, 2021 and 2022 to exhibit their winning designs. The Show is a unique shop window for winners to take advantage of, with nearly 200,000 visitors expected over the four days.
Last year, one Gold, six Silver and five Certificates of Commendations were awarded. The Gold award was presented to previous Silver award winners Calibrate Inc. Ltd, for their Heatpump Heat/Chill 6MW System.
RHASS Chief Steward of Technical Innovation, Christopher Shepherd said:
“Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, we have continued to see businesses exhibit fantastic levels of innovation, with a huge number of high-quality entries to the Technical Innovation Awards.
“The Awards are a highly influential industry accolade, offering a unique and valuable marketing advantage to winners. This year even more so, as the Royal Highland Show celebrates its 200th anniversary. I look forward to seeing the designs and products that are leading the way in developing our rural industries.”
Susie McDonald, Managing Director of 2021 Gold award winners Calibrate Inc. Ltd commented:
"The entering process allowed us to take a step back and reflect on our journey from where we started in 2012 to where we are now, 9 years later, and recognise the work that all our team do and the amount they put into this business.
“This works at all levels, from the office to our engineers on-site, everyone works towards the goal to be at the forefront of our industry. Winning the Gold award reflects all that hard work, showing others within our industry that we are true pioneers."
Applications can be found at : Royal Highland Show