Nominations are now open for this year’s NPA Chris Brant Award, which will be presented at the National Pig Awards in November.
The challenge, issued by the NPA, is to identify someone who “goes the extra mile” for the industry.
“There can only be one winner every year and in the past the judges have had an incredibly difficult time picking just one name from so many inspirational entries,” said Yorkshire producer Richard Longthorp, who will both chair this year’s judging team and sponsor the award itself.
“If you have nominated someone in the past and they didn’t win, please try again this year. It’s important that the industry recognises the contribution made by these exceptional people.”
Last year’s winner, Jonathan French, and an as-yet unnamed NPA producer member will complete the judging panel.
The award dates from 1999 when it was presented to Chris Brant and John Cusson at the People in Pigs event in East Yorkshire, later being renamed the Chris Brant Award in memory of Chris Brant, who died in July 2009.
This year’s winner will be named at the National Pig Awards in London on November 4.