AUSTRALIA’S leading lamb and sheep meat industry event Lambex 2020 is looking for entrants for its Young Guns competition.
Lambex 202 will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on 1-3 July, returning the lamb industry expo to the state for the first time since 2012.
Organisers are seeking young industry people aged 18-35 years who are passionate about the Australian sheep and lamb industry to enter the LambEx 2020 Young Guns competition.
Six finalists will be selected from round one of the competition to attend the conference in Melbourne, receive travel assistance up to $800, and will be provided with professional development opportunities during the event.
Competition entrants will be asked to explain their vision on how to connect the Australian sheep and lamb industry with city consumers.
Research conducted by Meat & Livestock Australia shows that only about one in five meat eaters have a good understanding of the Australian red meat industry and almost 20 percent fewer city-based Australians visit livestock farms annually compared to eight years ago.
The competition entrants’ visions can captured in three minutes or less using any digital medium(s), including but not limited to, video, photography with voice overlay, digital storytelling, graphics, animation, gopro etc.
Entries need to be submitted by 31 January 2020.
Winner of the LambEx 2018 Young Guns career professionals category Danila Marini said she found the competition extremely beneficial.
“This is the first time I had to articulate an idea, especially a non-scientific one.
“I learnt a lot through the attendance of the workshop and conference through the presentations,” she said.
“It’s great to see younger people being involved in industry events. This was a great opportunity.”
The annual BestWool BestLamb Conference normally held in Bendigo will be merged with Lambex 2020.
For more details about the Lambex 2020 Young Guns competition click here.
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