Applications open for Zanda McDonald Award

Launched in 2014 and born out of mate-ship and respect for one of agriculture's natural leaders, this award aims to recognise young people working in agriculture in Australia and New Zealand, and support their future career development.

 Zanda McDonald was a prominent identity in the Australian beef and livestock industry, and a foundation member of the Platinum Primary Producers (PPP) Group. He died in April 2013 at the age of 41, following a tragic accident on his Queensland cattle property. In his honour the PPP Group launched the annual Zanda McDonald Award. 

Application forms are now available here. Applications are open until 30 August 2019 (5pm). The award is open to individuals between 18 - 35 years old (as at Friday 30 August 2019), working in agribusiness in either Australia or New Zealand. Applicants must display a passion and a desire to improve their industry. The award winner must be prepared to represent the Zanda McDonald Award as an ambassador during their term.

All applicants are required to complete an online application form. This includes a short video clip (maximum 1 minute, to be uploaded), and 250-word submission, which may be accompanied by supporting documents. The prize package involves a tailored mentoring trip, which will require time away from work.  If appropriate, the application form will need to be signed by the applicant’s employer. 
 
You must include the following 3 points in your short video clip, which must be no more than 1 minute long.  
 
•       Your name and job/role at the start of the clip

•       Briefly explain what you do

•       Tell us where your passion for your industry lies, and how you’re making your mark.

 In your 250 word submission, you are required to explain how you would benefit from a tailored mentoring package, where you would like to be in your career in five years, and how you would be a fitting ambassador for this award

Open Date:   Tue 13/08/2019

Close Date:   Fri 30/08/2019

Funding Website:   /www.pppgroup.org/apply-now