FROM a tough field of competitors, a student entry telling the story of how canola oil is made and a community entry celebrating the grain industry have won the 2017 Seed to Store Video Clip Competition, announced at the Royal Adelaide Show.
Grains ambassador Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello, along with competition sponsors SAGIT’s Malcolm Buckby and the GRDC’s David Shannon, said the competition was a great way to engage both students and the community in the Australian grains industry.
“The Seed to Store competition involves students and community members making a one minute clip promoting the story of grains from paddock to plate,” he said.
“We receive entries from across Australia so it’s great to see the footage of what grains mean to so many different people”.
Mr Buckby said this year’s YouTube clip competition attracted an impressive range of entries which showcased how farmers, scientists, agronomists and agribusinesses work together to produce high-quality grain for Australian consumers.
"The competition is a great way to connect industry, schools and the wider community while promoting the grains industry,” he said.
“We had a great time judging the competition and thank all entrants for their submissions in the school and community categories."
First place in the school student category was Chelsea Wilksch, who lives on a farm growing canola, wheat, barley and pulses at Yeelanna on Eyre Peninsula.
The clip told the story of how canola grown on her farm is transformed into canola oil.
Second place in the school category was awarded to Katelyn Randall, Mackenzie Walter and Hana Green from Cummins Area School for their parody “Let it Grow”, while “Seeds to Splendid” by Lachlan Etherton placed third.
In the community category, first place was awarded to Mark Habner and Britt Glover, Cummins, for their creative ode “Cheers to being part of ag”.
"This clip showcased how many people play a role in producing great grain – from research scientists to agronomists, communicators to financial managers and more. Both the footage and story were excellent," Mr Buckby said.
Lisa Richardson, also from Cummins, was awarded second in the community category for her clip “Glorious Grain”, and third was “Your Golden Year”, by Sascha Estens, Merri-May Gill, Fi Claus and Sean Robson.
An encouragement award was sent to the students from St Stephen's Catholic School, Pittsworth, Qld, who submitted a range of clips showcasing crop growth and production.
Winners of each category received $1000, second place $150 and third $50.
The Seed to Store YouTube Clip Competition is an initiative of SAGIT and the GRDC, with support from the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society.