17th & 18th January 2018

East of England showground, Peterborough

Lamma 2017 Innovation Award Winners

Innovation Awards

LAMMA Innovation Awards

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The LAMMA Innovation Awards, sponsored by Firma FX, offers the ideal way to gain prestige and free publicity for your company at the LAMMA show. 

LAMMA has been running a series of competitions which seek to highlight the progressive nature of the machinery, equipment and service sectors of the agricultural supply industry both locally and nationally. The aim is to draw attention to new ideas, products, techniques or service excellence, therefore by taking part in these competitions all exhibitors are winners, because they draw attention to their products whether they win a trophy or not.

The winners in each of the awards categories will be announced at a dedicated event on January 17, 2018. The event held at the East of England Showground, after the first day of the LAMMA show will be attended by the farming press and will receive extensive coverage.

The deadline for entry is December 29, 2017


Innovation Awards Categories for LAMMA 2018

Best New Product or Innovation

Entries must be either whole or substantially whole new products exhibited by their manufacturer, irrespective of their country of origin.  Entrants will be invited to select which of the following four zones, into which this category is sub-divided, is most appropriate for their entry. Exhibitors should select which of these zones they consider most appropriate for their entry.

  • Best Product or Innovation (Environmental) – for the IAgrE Ivel award for the new product or innovation which has the most impact on the environment.
  • Best Product or Innovation (Mechanical – Crop production equipment) based on engineering design, materials etc. To include tractors, all field machinery and crop drying, storage and handling equipment etc.
  • Best Product or Innovation (Mechanical – Livestock equipment) based on engineering design, materials etc. To include livestock feeding and handling equipment, dairy machinery, milling & mixing and fencing equipment etc.
  • Best Product or Innovation (Technological) – based on the use of new technology, electronics, robotics, GPS etc.


Key Timelines:

  • Entries for the LAMMA Innovation Awards close December 29, 2017
  • The judges will meet in at the start of January to decide on a short list for each of the categories
  • The winners will not be announced until the awards presentation evening of January 17, 2018


The entrant of the product must be an exhibitor at LAMMA 2018 if entering any of the best new product or innovation categories

  • In the event of the entries exceeding ten, a panel of the judges will consider the detail of the entries and draw up a shortlist of the best ten in that zone. The judges will visit all those on the shortlist on the morning of the first day of the show to make their final decision. Those entrants not shortlisted will be informed before the show. Depending on the number and range of entries, the judges may also move entries between zones after informing the exhibitor involved and/or introduce additional zones.


  • The product entered, or a full size prototype, must be on display at LAMMA 2018. However, in exceptional circumstances a scale drawing or model of the prototype may be submitted for judging, subject to the prior approval of LAMMA.


  • To qualify as 'new' the product entered must have been introduced to the market after the date of the preceding year's LAMMA Show.


  • In the case of a product which may be subject to patent protection, it is the responsibility of the Entrant to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to apply for such protection. LAMMA accepts no responsibility for any consequences that may arise from the display of an unprotected product.


  • Entrants must have suitably qualified representatives on their stands between the hours of 8.30am and 13.00 on the first day of the show to meet the judges to describe the merits of their entry and answer any of the judges' questions.


  • The judges will be appointed by LAMMA and every effort will be made to appoint a well-balanced judging panel with relevant knowledge, experience or expertise.


  • Entries will only be accepted at the discretion of LAMMA which reserves the right to accept or reject an entry and to classify it as it sees fit.


  • On the day the judges decide on a winners of winners award.  Known as the David Baggeley Trophy it is awarded for the Best New Product or Innovation at LAMMA 2018.


  • Entries are only accepted on the understanding that the conduct of the competitions and the interpretation of the rules are the sole responsibility of LAMMA Ltd.


  • Only entries received before the closing date of December 29, 2017 will be accepted.

For more information about the awards contact:

Annabel Ly
Events Coordinator
Briefing Media Ltd

Email: annabel.ly@briefingmedia.com

Tel: 020 7202 0914 

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"We will reap the rewards from coming to LAMMA. Lots of leads, lots of requests for special orders, and building our profile has been something that has stood out for us exhibiting at LAMMA. I don't think you can put a monetary value on that at all." James Hudson, Director, JF Hudson (First time LAMMA exhibitor)

How to get there

East of England showground

Peterborough, PE2 6XE, UK

A free Shuttle bus service will run between Peterborough train station and the East of England Showground.  The service starts at 7am on both days, with the final bus leaving the showground at 5pm to return to the station, subject to local traffic conditions.


Headline sponsor

  • AFP

Innovation Awards sponsor

  • AFP

Farm Safety Zone sponsor

  • AFP

Media partners

  • Farmers Guardian
  • The farming forum