Syngenta has announced that the application period for the sixth annual #RootedinAg contest is now open. By sharing their inspirational stories, applicants can enter for a chance to become one of three finalists, who will each receive a mini touch-screen tablet. Of those finalists, Syngenta will award $500 to one grand prizewinner and publish his or her story in Thrive magazine, which will include an exclusive photo shoot. Syngenta will also make a $1,000 donation in the winner’s name to a local charity or civic organization.
“For decades, the men and women of agriculture have welcomed Syngenta into their communities and helped us nourish our roots in an industry that we all love,” said Wendell Calhoun, communications manager at Syngenta. “The #RootedinAg contest gives us a chance to celebrate the journeys of people who are moving agriculture forward and share their uplifting stories with others.”
Some of the inspirations behind previous #RootedinAg winners include a grandfather’s wisdom, a father’s unconditional support, and a whole family’s commitment to their land and community. Interested candidates can describe their inspiration in this year’s competition by:
- Visiting the Thrive website to review eligibility, the official rules and filling out the easy-to-use #RootedinAg entry form
- Describing in about 200 words who inspired them to be #RootedinAg
- Uploading a photograph or video that visually supports their written entry
The deadline to enter is May 30, 2019. Shortly after this date, a panel of judges will choose three finalists on or about June 7, 2019, based on the quality of their essays. Syngenta will then post their entries on the Thrive website and ask visitors to help choose the grand prizewinner by voting for their favorite. These votes, along with the judges’ scores, will determine the winner. Online voting ends Aug. 30, 2019, with Syngenta announcing the grand prizewinner in September.