NFU Mutual are pleased to announce the 2018 ‘Tidy Farmyard Awards’.  This competition aims to recognise those who make a special effort to ensure their farmyards are as safe and practical as they can be.

In order to enter, you need to submit four pictures showing why yours is the tidiest farmyard in Northern Ireland. Winners will be recognised at a county level, with county winners going through to the final. There will be a presentation in May to award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, along with £100 to each of the remaining finalists. Submissions open on the 1st March, so make your farmyard picture perfect to be in with a chance of winning £1,000.  


Who can enter?

You don’t need to be a farmer yourself to nominate a farm. If you think your local farmer, family member or friend puts a special effort into keeping their farmyard tidy, please nominate them for the award. Be sure to gain permission before taking pictures of their farm and submitting an entry on their behalf.

What are the judges looking for?

Maintaining a well-kept farmyard can have a positive impact on both efficiency and safety.  To maximise the chance of your workplace being crowned the ‘Tidiest Farmyard 2018’, bear in mind that our judges will be looking at how the design of your farmyard, its general tidiness and the approach you take to health and safety all contribute to making your farm as safe and practical as it can be. For example, your pictures could show how you:

  • Separate your farm and home
  • Store machinery and equipment on your farm
  • Approach signage, warnings and marked routes for deliveries
  • Fence off dangerous areas

How to Enter

You can Enter Online by filling in a short form and attach up to four pictures to support your submission.

You can also send us a paper submission – just pick up a form from your local NFU Mutual Agency or print one out. You can post your form and pictures directly to: NFU Mutual, Harvester House, 2-8 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GE. Alternatively, drop it back in to your local NFU Mutual Agency, who can submit it on your behalf.

We can’t wait to see the entries from across Northern Ireland and wish you luck in the Tidy Farmyard Awards 2018.