GREENSBORO, N.C., April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications for the seventh annual Thrive #RootedinAg Contest are now open online at www.syngentathrive.com/contest. Syngenta will award three contest finalists with mini touch-screen tablets and one grand prizewinner with a $500 gift card, plus the opportunity to tell his or her story in Thrive magazine, complete with a professional photo shoot with the winner's ag mentor. In addition, the company will make a $1,000 donation to the winner's favorite local charity or civic organization.
"In the ag community we regularly push each other to do a better job of telling 'our story'," said Pam Caraway, communications lead at Syngenta. "The #RootedinAg Contest gives people in our industry the opportunity to tell their story – and see it amplified in our communities and across our country. You have a good story to tell. Share it."
To enter this year's contest, interested candidates can visit the contest website and fill out the brief online entry form, which asks them to describe their ag mentor in one of two ways:
- Write a paragraph or two (about 200 words) and submit a photograph that visually supports their written entry, or
- Create a short video (from 1 to 3 minutes).
Simple instructions on how to upload photographs and videos to the website are on the entry form.
The deadline to enter is June 30, 2020. Shortly after this date, a panel of judges will select three finalists. Syngenta will then post all finalists' entries on the Thrive website and ask visitors to help choose the grand prizewinner by voting for their favorite. These votes along with the judges' scores will determine the winner. Online voting ends on Sept. 15, 2020, with Syngenta announcing the grand prizewinner in October.
Syngenta is one of the world's leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by terminology such as 'expect', 'would', 'will', 'potential', 'plans', 'prospects', 'estimated', 'aiming', 'on track' and similar expressions. Such statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from these statements. For Syngenta, such risks and uncertainties include risks relating to legal proceedings, regulatory approvals, new product development, increasing competition, customer credit risk, general economic and market conditions, compliance and remediation, intellectual property rights, implementation of organizational changes, impairment of intangible assets, consumer perceptions of genetically modified crops and organisms or crop protection chemicals, climatic variations, fluctuations in exchange rates and/or commodity prices, single source supply arrangements, political uncertainty, natural disasters, and breaches of data security or other disruptions of information technology. Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors.
©2020 Syngenta, 410 Swing Road, Greensboro, N.C. 27409. Thrive® and the Syngenta logo are registered trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.