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Judging begins for youth science and innovation awards!


Expert industry judges from FWPA have commenced assessment of submissions for the ABARES Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.


The awards, of which FWPA has long been a proud partner, encourage young scientists, researchers and innovators to put forward project ideas they believe have the potential to hold benefit for Australia’s rural industries.


Applications have already closed for the 2023 round and the judging process has commenced. On the panel are FWPA’s very own industry experts, including Research and Development Manager Chris Lafferty, Forest Research Manager Jodie Mason, Statistics and Economics Manager Kevin Peachey, and R&DE Project Co-ordinator Jarrod Gooden. 


“It’s a real privilege to read and assess these projects from the future innovators of our industry. The quality and overall high standard of award submissions remains strong year on year, and the 2023 round has been no exception,” Mason said. 


“Thanks to all participants who applied. All of us at FWPA want to encourage young researchers who are thinking about a career path in forestry science and research to put their ideas forward for the coming awards next year.” 


All applicants will be advised of the outcomes of their submissions by December 2022.


The Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry have already helped 261 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world. Winners will be invited to speak at the 2023 ABARES conference. 

Posted Date: November 20, 2022

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