Syngenta #RootedinAg contest now accepting entries

  • Members of the ag community invited to describe the person who inspired them to become #RootedinAg
  • Five finalists’ stories to be featured online; also will receive mini touch-screen tablets
  • Grand prize is $500 gift card and $1,000 donation to favorite local charity

Tori Streitmatter won the 2017 #RootedinAg contest with an essay on her father, Dave. The two seen here on their family farm in Sparland, Illinois. (Photo: Business Wire)

GREENSBORO, N.C.--()--People who have helped others establish enduring agricultural roots fill our industry. This spring, Syngenta is offering members of the ag community a way to honor those individuals who have ignited their ag passion the most.

The application period is now open for the annual #RootedinAg contest. In exchange for sharing their stories, participants will have a chance to be named one of five finalists, who will each receive mini touch-screen tablets and have their inspirational stories featured on the Syngenta Thrive website. From those finalists, one grand prizewinner will receive a $500 gift card and have their story published in Thrive magazine, plus Syngenta will make a $1,000 donation in the winner’s name to a local charity or civic organization.

“At Syngenta, we’re proud to trace our agricultural roots back decades,” said Wendell Calhoun, communications manager at Syngenta. “Through the #RootedinAg contest, we want to help ag professionals tell the stories of their roots and the people who shaped them.”

To participate, interested candidates should:

  • Click on the easy-to-use online entry form.
  • In about 200 words, describe who most inspired them to be #RootedinAg.
  • When prompted, upload a photograph or video that visually supports their written entry.

The deadline for entering is June 30, 2018. Shortly after this date, a panel of judges will choose five finalists based on the quality of their essays. Syngenta will then post their 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 Sept. 15, 2018, and Syngenta will announce the grand prizewinner in October.

2018 marks the fifth consecutive year Syngenta has sponsored an essay contest for its Thrive readers. To apply, learn more or see previous contest winners, go to www.SyngentaThrive.com. Join the conversation online – connect with us at Syngenta-us.com/social.

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 27,500 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to 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.

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Contacts

Syngenta
Wendell Calhoun, 336-632-2649
wendell.calhoun@syngenta.com
or
Shane Norris, 919-870-5718
snorris@gscommunications.com

Release Summary

The 2018 Syngenta #RootedinAg contest is now accepting entries from ag professionals about who ignited their passion for agriculture.

Contacts

Syngenta
Wendell Calhoun, 336-632-2649
wendell.calhoun@syngenta.com
or
Shane Norris, 919-870-5718
snorris@gscommunications.com