Food & Farming Awards Entry rules

The BBC does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to internet or post problems. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. The closing date for entries is midnight 31 August 2009.

Please read through the wording of each category carefully. You will need to give reasons for your nomination on the form and in no more than 250 words specify how your nominee meets, or exceeds, the category requirements.

The BBC has the right to disqualify inappropriate entries.

All entries will be seen by at least one judge and members of The Food Programme and Farming Today teams, in order to create a ‘long list’ for short listing.

You can nominate yourself, or the organisation or company you work for, however you will need to state on the form what your personal or professional relationship is with the nominee, if you have one.

The nominee has to be based in the UK.

The judges are independent and highly knowledgeable. They have written criteria, they all see the long list, and their decisions are final in every category.

We may contact nominees for further details, but all those shortlisted will be contacted personally and recorded for potential broadcast on location.

The Awards are not open to employees or contractors of the BBC or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organisation or running of them, or their family members.

A press release will be issued with details of finalists in each category, and a later release will name the winners.

Visit the nominations page for the 2009 Food & Farming Awards.

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