AgriRisk is a foundation sponsor of the Awards and supports the call for nominations, which can be made online before 5pm on March 30th, 2018, at

“We see these Awards as an important way to recognise the innovation of Australia’s cotton growers, particularly as we move into the era of digital agriculture and with continued challenges in terms of costs of production and remaining efficient,” Managing Director Mr John van der Vegt said.

Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay, says the Awards acknowledge the hard work of everyone in the industry, from growers and ginners to product suppliers, consultants, agronomists, researchers and others.

“The annual Australian Cotton Industry Awards are a great way to celebrate our industry’s achievements and acknowledge the tremendous work, commitment and innovation of people throughout the cotton supply chain,” Mr Kay says. “I encourage everyone in our industry to nominate those around them who deserve recognition.”

“Importantly, we stress that the Awards program is unlike local crop competitions, it is simply a way to recognise those who have made enormous efforts to better our industry.” 

Nominations are open to both individuals and teams. Anyone in the industry can nominate themselves or others through the online nomination form at

Entries for the 2018 Australian Cotton Industry Awards close at 5pm on March 30th, 2018.