We have tried our best to compile a list below of the frequently asked questions that we come across when registrations for the competition open and/or in the lead up to the Regional Final.

If you have any other questions please feel free to get in contact with our Competitions Coordinator and they will be able to help you out.
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Frequently Asked Questions About FMG Jr Young Farmer Of The Year

How old do I have to be to compete?
FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year Contest is for high-schoolers aged 13-18 (as of 1st February)   

How much does it cost to participate in this awesome event?
Only $5 per person, $10 per team. 

Does the team have to have two competitors or can I compete on my own?
You need 2 competitors per team, there are no exceptions.

Can I compete in a Regional Final that isn't in our area?
If there is need to compete out of region, an application must be put forward to the Events Team for deliberation and may be accepted in serious cases. However, you will not be awarded a placing.

We are entering teams through our school. Is there a maximum number of teams we can enter?
There are no restrictions on how many teams you can enter in 2022.

How many modules are there?
There are eight age-appropriate modules that are a mix of theoretical, technical, and hands-on tasks like those you’d find on a farm. These modules are 6 minutes each, during which time the task is explained to the teams, who are then judged for a score out of 50 based on their attempt. The complexity and difficulty of these modules increases as the top teams progress from Regional Finals to Grand Final. 

Will we get any hints as to what is involved prior to the day?
Absolutely, this will be emailed out the Monday prior to the competition. So make sure you are on the lookout for this email, make sure to check spam accounts if you have not received it.

When will we hear what time we have to be there?
This will also be emailed out with the hints the Monday prior to the competition. This email will also include the days’ timetable. So make sure you are on the lookout for this email, make sure to check spam accounts if you have not received it.

Can we please be in a later preliminary round as we have to drive a considerable distance to get the regional final?
What we do here is, we google maps all schools distance and the time it will take to get to the regional’s location. We put the closest schools to the venue in the first rounds and the further away schools in the later rounds.

Can we change a competitor in our team after registering?
Absolutely, email the Events team to let us know the name of the new person and the team member they will be replacing - events@youngfarmers.co.nz

When do we find out the results of our placing?
These will be placed on our website the week after.

We placed in our regional final (1st or 2nd), when do we expect to receive information about Grand Final?
You will get an email the following week of the competition to congratulate you on your efforts and that we will be in touch regarding Grand Final information once all the Regionals have finished.  

We got 3rd place in our FMG JR Young Farmer of the Year regional final, what’s next?
Congratulations on your efforts. You should be proud of how well you did! But unfortunately, only the top two teams from each regional go through to Grand Final.