New Competition for Aspiring Agri Writers- November 2021

Hollard Insure together with and AGRI NEWS NET, invites submissions for the Young Agri Writers competition.

This is an opportunity for aspiring writers under the age of 28 to be published and win prizes for their efforts.

The competition is open to any young writers under the age of 28. Learners, students, postgraduates, and those already employed are encouraged to take part. Participants may not be published journalists.

Articles relating to any agricultural subject can be submitted for judging and should be between 500 and 750 words. Articles may be written in the language of choice of the participant, but all articles must be submitted in English (if translated the original text must accompany the submission) and be the original work of the entrant.

The top 10 articles will each receive a cash prize of R1000. The top 3 articles will win R10 000, R5000 and R3000 respectively for first, second and third places.

The competition  will close on 15 November 2021, after which winners will be announced.

Andries Wiese, National Business Development Manager at Hollard Insure says: “The agricultural sector is a vibrant and critical part of our economy. Young people need to have a voice and platform to also share their take on agriculture. As supporting better futures for all South Africans underpins all we do at Hollard, this is a perfect opportunity for us to partner with and AGRI NEWS NET and allow new voices to be aired.  We strongly believe in developing and growing young talent and look forward to the entries we will receive.  This is an exciting initiative, which Agri News Net launched earlier in the year, and we are excited for its potential, and proud to be part of this!”

Entries are open now on the FARMINGPORTAL.CO. ZA site, for more information and Terms and Conditions, please click on the link below:


More Information and Conditions 

  • All entrants must be South African residents under the age of 28.
  • The competition is not open to professional journalists.
  • Previous entries into the competition may not be submitted again.
  • Agri News Net and Hollard Insurance Company Limited (Hollard) reserves the right to request proof of age.
  • A short CV must be submitted with the article, together with a photo of the writer, 250x250 pixels or above in JPEG format.
  • Articles must be submitted in English, if translated, the original text must accompany the submission.
  • The entry submission must be the entrant's own original work and not defame nor breach any copyright or contain anything that could be deemed offensive or inappropriate. Any material that is deemed unsuitable will be removed from the judging process and disqualified.
  • Entries will only be considered when submitted via the online mechanism. No other method of entry is permitted (this includes email or post).
  • Any entry with missing information will not be a valid entry and will not progress in the competition.
  • All entries, including any photographs, remain the property of the writer but and AGRI NEWS NET has the right to post the article without any payment or obligation.
  • Only ONE entry is allowed per individual. In the event of multiple entries being submitted by the same person the judges reserve the right to choose which entry they feel is the strongest to put forward to shortlisting rounds and disregard any other entries submitted by this person.
  • The competition closes at 4.00 pm on 31 October 2021. Late, incomplete, or illegible entries will be disqualified. Hollard and CRA MEDIA cannot take any responsibility for any technical failure or malfunction, which may result in any entry being delayed, or not properly submitted.
  • Winners will be announced before 30 November 2021 and published on and in the media. Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted. The judges’ decision is final and no negotiations or correspondence regarding the competition will be entered into. Prizes will be awarded in cash by EFT, and paid before the end of November 2021, into the winner’s nominated bank account, selected winners will need to provide proof of their banking details for payment to be made.
  • By entering this competition, you give us permission to use the article that you provide for publication on the Agri Net News portal.
  • Hollard and CRA Media acknowledges that the ownership of any intellectual property rights in the entry remains with the entrants, but that by applying each entrant grants Hollard and CRA MEDIA  the non-exclusive right to use or reproduce, free of charge, their entry or part thereof for the purpose of the competition, including publicising the competition in any and all media in perpetuity throughout the world, fulfilling the prize and any associated competition publicity / coverage by any company within the Hollard group and CRA Media on any medium or online by Hollard and CRA MEDIA, its subsidiaries or its selected third parties.
  • Hollard and CRA Media reserves the right to cancel the competition or change any of these rules at any stage if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances arise outside of its control. Any such changes will be duly communicated. Hollard and CRA Media cannot be held responsible for any unforeseen events relating to the competition having to be cancelled or delayed.
  • Hollard and CRA Media, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system or otherwise which may result in any entry not being properly registered or recorded.
  • These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of South Africa.
  • By entering this competition, you consent to the sharing and processing of your personal information. We will treat any of your personal information provided with caution and we have put reasonable security measures in place to protect it. You are welcome to request access to any of your personal information that we hold.

Nuwe Kompetisie vir Aspirant Landbouskrywers

Hollard Insure, in samewerking met and AGRI NEWS NET, nooi inskrywings van alle jong skrywers uit vir die Jong Landbouskrywerskompetisie. Hierdie is ‘n geleentheid vir skrywers jonger as 28 om gepubliseer te word en ook lekker prysgeld los te slaan. 

Die kompetisie is oop vir enige skrywer jonger as 28. Leerders, studente en jong werkendes word aangemoedig om deel te neem. Deelnemers mag nie gepubliseerde joernaliste wees nie.

Artikels tussen 500 en 750 woorde oor enige landbou onderwerp mag ingeskryf word. Die artikels mag in die skrywer se taal van keuse geskryf word maar moet in engels ingedien word (indien die artikel vertaal word na engels moet die oorspronklike teks die inskrywing vergesel). Die inskrywing moet die oorspronklike werk van die deelnemer wees.

Die top 10 inskrywings sal elk ‘n kontantprys van R1000 ontvang. Die top 3 inskrywings sal ‘n verdere R5000, R3000 en R2000 onderskeidelik ontvang vir eerste, tweede en derde posisie. Die kompetisie sluit  einde Oktober  2021 waarna die wenners aangekondig sal word.

Andries Wiese, National Besigheidsontwikkelingsbestuurder van Hollard Insure sê: “Die landbousektor is ‘n belangrike deel van ons land se ekonomie. Jong mense het ook nodig om hulle stemme te laat hoor rondom landbou. ‘n Beter toekoms vir al ons land se inwoners is kern tot Hollard se wese en hierdie is vir ons ‘n gulde geleentheid om in vennootskap met and AGRI NEWS NET ook aan daardie jong stemme ‘n platform te gee. Ons glo sterk daaraan om nuwe talent te ontwikkel en te laat groei en sien uit na die inskrywings. Hierdie is ‘n opwindende geleentheid deur Agri News Net daargestel en ons is opgewonde en trots om deel daarvan te wees.!”

Inskrywings kan gedoen word op die  die SKAKEL -. Vir meer inligting en termes en voorwaardes DRUK  op die skakel hieronder en lees die ander voorwaardes soos beskryf in die Engelse gedeelte hierbo.