Innovation Awards FAQs

  • Fieldays Innovation Award - Prototype
  • Fieldays Innovation Award - Early Stage
  • Fieldays Innovation Award - Growth & Scale
  • Fieldays Young Innovator of the Year Award

The entry and Judging criteria can be viewed on our website.

We’ll be happy to help you find the right category to enter. Please call our Programme Developer Steve Chappell on 021642882 or email him at

Yes, you can – and we encourage you to! You are best suited to enter Prototype Innovation category where you can showcase ideas, design and prototypes that have the potential to improve rural practices

Yes! We love seeing businesses evolve each year. However, you will need to enter a different category, or have made significant changes to your innovation. We have two categories that are great for returning entrants: Early Stage and Growth & Scale.

Absolutely! It is not a criteria requirement, but if you would like to show us your innovation and personality, add a link to a video in your application.

Yes, most definitely, all confirmed entrants receive exhibition space in the Innovation Hub. This will include walls, flooring, power, lighting and a furniture package. Unless you already have a confirmed site at Fieldays, and do not wish to have an additional site within the Innovations Hub. Fieldays will also promote the entrants who are displaying at their sites to motivate visitation.

Yes! The Innovation Hub is a space that is front and centre in the heart of Fieldays, specially designed to showcase Innovation in New Zealand’s primary industries.

No, the site fee is included in your entry fee.

The Innovation Hub site includes:

  • A 3m wide x 3m deep site footprint within the Fieldays Innovation Hub, with the following provided:

              o             Walls                    

                                 · 2.3 m high black frontrunner Velcro receptive panels, 32mm thick.

                                 · Back wall - 3m wide by 2.3 high

                                 · Side walls - 2m wide by 2.3m high

              o             Furniture – a table, 2 x stools and flooring (carpet tiles)

              o             Company identification sign including stand number (600mm wide and 1.2m high)

              o             Power – one 10 amp, 3-pin connection with a 4 plug multi-board

              o             Lighting – general overhead lighting, and 2 x wall-mounted spotlights per site

              o             General Hub wifi. You can purchase a wired connection with a router in the portal.

Yes, we want to make sure that your innovation is presented in the best possible light by engaging with as many Fieldays visitors. You’ll receive eight single day exhibitor event tickets.

50+. The exact layout is dependent on how many finalists we have in each category.

  • Prototype $400 + GST
  • Early Stage $1,500 + GST
  • Growth & Scale $1,500 + GST

Alternate fee options for Current Exhibitors:

This refers to Exhibitors who already have a confirmed site at Fieldays, and do not wish to have an additional site within the Innovations Hub.

This fee includes an entry into the awards only.

  • Prototype $400 + GST
  • Early Stage $700 + GST
  • Growth & Scale $700 + GST

You sure can, if you are in either the Early Stage or Growth & Scale Category. Prototype entrants cannot sell their innovations.

As innovation is a dynamic arena, entrants may provide additional information regarding their entry after being accepted into the awards, but prior to the judging process. The cut-off for this will be the entry cut-off. This additional information can be emailed to the awards coordinator to be attached to the entry. No deletion or editing of previously entered information will be possible.