It is with great pleasure that we get to announce the winners of the inaugural AgriEducate essay competition in this post. The competition aimed to promote the application of diverse knowledge bases and fields of study to food security and agriculture in general. The team at AgriEducate had a great time reading through all the responses and were very excited by how well received the competition was.
We received submissions from 14 different universities around Australia (out of 43 in Australia) from a diverse range of degrees covering everything from law, medicine and international trade to construction, anthropology and engineering! The competition itself reached over 50,000 people on social media too. So a massive congratulations to everyone that entered the competition and for applying your knowledge in an agricultural setting. The essays were all of very high quality and the judges did have a tough time deciding the final winners.
So what was at stake? Well there were three cash prizes across the five categories:
Importantly, representatives from each sponsor of each category (including AgriEducate as the Social Science/Arts sponsor) have offered to personally contact the winner and develop that connection within their respective field. We’d just like to thank the following sponsors for their fantastic support of the competition too.
So without further ado, here are the winners of the AgriEducate Essay Competition. The Essay Compilation includes all winning applications in an easy to read format so you can be inspired by the talented young minds around Australia. We’ll be releasing each of these essays as an article each and every week, and including them in our monthly newsletter as well, so please make sure you sign up so you don’t miss out!
First Place: Jordan Soresi
Second Place: Jocelyn Bosse
Third Place: Katrina Nash
First Place: Steven Liu
Second Place: David Goudie
Highly Commended: Ashleigh Johnston
First Place: Stephanie MacKillop
Second Place: Bailey van der Zanden
Third Place (tied): Amy Moss
Third Place (tied): Katie O’Connor
First Place: Abby Georgeson
Highly Commended: Tayla Robinson
First Place: Benjamin Malcolm
Second Place: Frederick Litchfield
Third Place: Élodie Lussier-Piché
The views presented in these essays do not necessarily reflect the views of AgriEducate, and are the views of the original author.
Some formatting changes and title additions have been made for the essay compilation for improved readability.