The Fieldays Innovation Awards is the premier launch pad for backyard inventors and start-up companies through to established manufacturers and distributors to connect with the primary industries.

Fieldays connects agri-innovators with corporate decision makers, media and investors and provides the perfect platform to test your innovation with a highly targeted audience.

For 2020 the Innovation Awards will be run virtually on Fieldays Online, join us to take your innovation to the next level.

Innovations, on day one of the 51st NZ National Fieldays at Mystery Creek Events Centre, Wednesday 12 June 2019. Photo: Stephen Barker / Barker Photography. ©NZNFS Inc

The benefits

  • 125,000+ event visitors
  • Extensive media coverage
  • Exhibit at Fieldays Online
  • Gain market insights
  • Large prize pool
  • Validate your idea

Winners also gain access to the sought after logo of the Category Awards to use in their promotion.

Categories and Awards

With a range of award categories, and a competition structure that supports Kiwi ingenuity at all levels, Fieldays has seen many Kiwi innovations go on to achieve extraordinary success both nationally and offshore.

• Grassroots Prototype focused on showcasing ideas
• Established Prototype recognising product development
• Launch NZ for innovations ready to go to market
• International for launching innovations globally

Innovations on day two of 51st NZ National Fieldays at Mystery Creek Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wednesday 13 June 2019. Photo: Stephen Barker / Barker Photography. ©NZNFS Inc

Who can participate?

Innovators from the following industry sectors are encouraged to enter the Innovation Awards:

  • Dairy and drystock farming
  • Horticulture and viticulture
  • Information and communication technology
  • Cloud and mobile-based software
  • Animal health and genetics
  • Water and waste management
  • Environment and clean-tech
  • Animal and farm management
  • Farm safety and leading research


Fieldays was AMAZING! If you are wanting to test or launch an AG based product there is no better place for you to exhibit. Fieldays really put PICMI on the map and enabled us to gather feedback and meet potential customers. Don’t just think about applying to the Innovation Space – just do it!

-Genevieve Griffin-George, founder of PICMI

Genevieve Griffin-George, founder of PICMI

Enter now

Entering the awards

The Fieldays Innovation Awards provides you with profile and promotion of your innovation, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive support and advice from some of New Zealand’s most respected organisations.

Whether you’re entering to launch a product or validate your invention with a highly targeted audience, the Fieldays Innovation Awards is the best platform to take your innovation to the next level.

Applications are now open and will close Jun 15, 2020


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Our Partners

Fieldays Innovations is proud to be associated with the following partners, working together to promote innovations and provide the New Zealand rural sector with services and solutions.