[microfarmer] FRESH VOICES CONTEST - check this out

  • From: "rochelle" <rare@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <microfarmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 16:44:59 -0800

MF (apologies to anyone who is receiving this on more then one list)


Are there any Fresh Voices out there? Do you have a vision on how sustainable 
organic production and marketing systems could improve profitability, 
stewardship of the land and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers 
and their communities? Well COABC wants to hear your thoughts and is launching 
a contest just so we can. 

The top three winners will be invited to present their entry at the closing 
plenary session of the 2008 COABC conference on March 2, 2008 in Sidney, BC. 
Event registration, food, shared accommodation, and some travel expense 
compensation is available for the top 3 entries.

Additional cash prizes of $500, $300, $200 for the top 3 entries, plus 3 
consolation prizes of $100, $50, $25 will be presented at the COABC conference, 
or mailed to successful candidates after the conference. Deadline is 4pm Jan 
28, 2008.

Check out the awesome contest poster created by Robin Tunnicliffe at 
http://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca/AGM2008/contest.php (feel free to print off 
display, distribute, promote). All the rules are pasted below, and a special 
thanks to those nice people at Sea Soil for donating all the prize money, and 
to Robin for all her hard work getting this off the ground!



Entries should be self contained and self explanatory and will be accepted in 
the following categories:

Text: Essays, narratives, poems, or other text submissions of 750 words or less 
submitted by mail or by email to extension@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in a 
Microsoft Word or PDF document.

Audio/Video: Audio or video submissions should be between 5 and 10 minutes and 
submitted on VHS, CD, or DVD media (CD preferred). All audio/video entries must 
be accompanied by a transcript and a signed copyright and subject-release form 
for all individuals portrayed. Digital files should be: Windows Media Player 
compatible (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992) No larger than 100 MB A 
minimum resolution of 720 by 480 pixels 

When is the deadline for entries? The deadline for entries is 4 pm Jan 24, 
2008. Winners to be announced February 8th, 2008.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all residents of BC except current or 
past paid COABC staff. We particularly encourage submissions from emerging 
leaders, students, beginning farmers and ranchers and individuals new to the 
sustainable organic agriculture community.

Who will judge the entries? The panel of judges will consist of growers, 
advocates, researchers, and educators from across the province. Entries will be 
judged for their capacity to engage the audience in an innovative and 
compelling vision for the future of sustainable agriculture.

What happens with the winning entries? The winner and finalists will be 
announced February 8, 2008. Winning entries will be featured in conference 
publications and materials.

All submissions, both winning and non-winning, may also be published in all 
COABC print and electronic publication.

What are the rules for entry?
1. Entries must be received by 4pm January 24th, 2008.
2. Every entry must include a cover letter that includes the following:

*       your name, 
*       your e-mail address if applicable,
your postal address, 
*       your telephone number, 
*       100 words or less telling about yourself and how you represent a “Fresh 
Voices” in sustainable organic agriculture. 

3. Text submissions should be sent to extension@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or by 
mail to COABC Fresh Voices, 3402 32nd Ave Vernon BC, V1T 2N1. Audio/video 
submissions must sent by mail only to the address above, and should include six 
identical copies of each submission on separate CDs or DVDs, each clearly 
marked with the entrant’s name. All audio/video entries must be accompanied by 
a transcript and a signed copyright and subject-release form for all 
individuals portrayed. 
Please be aware that submissions sent by mail will not be returned.
4. By entering the contest, you give the Certified Organic Association of 
British Columbia the right to use your entry with credit in any of its 
5. We reserve the right to edit all submissions as we see fit.
6. Entries must be your own work.
7. Entries should not have won previous competitions, and should not have been 
published elsewhere.
8. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made 
9. By entering this competition you are accepting these rules and agree to be 
bound by them.
10. Current or past paid COABC staff cannot enter this contest.


The aim of the “Fresh Voices” contest is to solicit new ideas to help COABC 
meet its mandate of “a strong and sustainable community, serving the evolving 
needs of the sector and the public for generations to come.”


Rochelle Eisen 
COABC’s Organic Extension Agent
250 547.6573 (h) 
250.306.7980 (c)
250.547.6580 (f)

Box 370 Lumby BC V0E 2G0



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