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The prize package is significant and provides the winner with opportunities that money just can’t buy.  This is an impressive personal development package that puts the winner in the passenger seat with some of the biggest and best agriculture operators in Australasia.  

If you become a finalist, this unlocks a wealth of benefits including:

  • unparalleled access to top industry mentors from Australia and New Zealand

  • professional media training with industry peers

  • an all-expenses paid trip to the Young Achievers Muster and the Zanda McDonald Award Impact Summit and Celebration Evening (date and location tbc). This invitation-only event brings together 150 of the best and brightest minds in agriculture. You’ll hear from inspiring speakers and innovators and have multiple opportunities to connect, collaborate and elevate thought.

  • become part of the Zanda McDonald Award Alumni, where you’ll have ongoing access to events, activities and personal development opportunities

The winner will be awarded:

  • a personalised mentoring trip across Australia and New Zealand with your fellow winner, where you'll spend time with leaders in the primary sector and beyond. This trip is tailored to your chosen areas of interest and growth. 

  • a one-year position as a judge of the Award

  • up to $10,000 towards a professional development course or further education, to support your career path

* The aim is to provide the award recipient with further education that is in line with their future development and personal growth. Therefore, the education and/or training package is not restricted to a set list of options but is subject to mutual agreement by the award recipient and the judging panel (and subject to acceptance into the desired training/course). Up to $10,000 AU is available to put towards these costs, including all travel and accommodation expenses. Any costs exceeding $10,000 will be at the winners' own expense.​

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