A new award which was introduced in 2022 to celebrate 75 years of the Heathfield Agricultural Show. The Award looks forward to another 75 years (and more) of sustainable agriculture.
The Sustainable Futures Award will celebrate organisations that demonstrate a high degree of commitment to environmental friendliness and sustainability as exhibitors at the Heathfield Agricultural Show 2023.
The Award will be given to the exhibitor whose stand and operations at the show contribute the most towards environmental friendliness and sustainability - by making their stand and materials reusable/recyclable, by using sustainable or recycled materials on their stand, by sharing ideas and resources with others, etc.
The prize will be awarded based on the overall environmental friendliness and sustainability of the exhibitor’s attendance at the Show. Find out more about our judges.
The winner will receive a sustainably sourced trophy and also an electronic award badge to display on their websites, email signatures, etc.
Consider, wherever possible, the environmental impact of your exhibition stand. Recycled and recyclable materials are to be considered along with other factors that affect the carbon footprint of attending the show, including a consideration for energy efficiency.
Please describe in 250 words or less how you are demonstrating your commitment towards environmental friendliness and sustainability with regards to the following 5 aspects of exhibiting at the Show:
Stand materials, e.g.
o Timber – Is it recycled or from renewable sources?
o Does your exhibition stand displays include single-use plastics?
o Will you be recycling / reusing the stand materials?
Promotional products, e.g.
o Can you go paper-free on your exhibition stand? If not, how can you minimise your use of paper?
o How sustainable are the items you are selling / any freebies you are giving out?
o Plastic bags – eliminate use of these?
o Refreshments – can you eliminate plastic one-use products?
How green is your exhibition transportation? e.g fuel usage, ride sharing, etc
Supply chains – how sustainable are your suppliers/partners? e.g. are your suppliers fair trade, are their deliveries environmentally friendly,
Organiser: This competition is organised by the Heathfield Agricultural Show.
Aims of the award: The goal is to help the culture of environmental awareness and sustainability flourish among all attending the Heathfield Agricultural Show by:
recognising the commitment of Heathfield Agricultural Show exhibitors to planning their attendance at the Show in line with sustainability criteria;
highlighting the focus everyone involved in Heathfield Agricultural Show has placed to make the event even more sustainable;
Who can take part: all organisations participating as exhibitors in the 2023 Heathfield Agricultural Show can enter for the award.
How to take part: Entering for the award is free of charge. If you wish to take part, you must complete and submit the online application form which you can find here. The forms will be sent to the jury panel: the jury members will visit the stands of signed up exhibitors for the award during the Show Day.
Closing dates: Online entries open on Monday 14th March 2023 and close on Thursday 25th May 2023 at 4pm. Entries received after this date and time will not be considered.
Jury panel and criteria: the winner will be chosen by the jury panel at its sole discretion. It is a condition of entry that all decisions are accepted as final and entering the competition will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions. No feedback on any entry will be provided.
Multiple entries: More than one entry per Trade Stand is not permitted.
The prize: the prize will be awarded based on the overall environmental friendliness and sustainability of the exhibitor’s attendance at the Show. The winner will receive sustainably sourced trophy and also an electronic badge which they can display on their websites, email signatures, etc.