Syngenta #RootedinAg contest now accepting entries

GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#AgLifelt;/agt;–Syngenta has announced that the application period for the sixth annual
#RootedinAg contest
is now open. By sharing their inspirational stories, applicants can
enter for a chance to become one of three finalists, who will each
receive a mini touch-screen tablet. Of those finalists, Syngenta
will award $500 to one grand prizewinner and publish his or her story in Thrive
magazine, which will include an exclusive photo shoot. Syngenta will
also make a $1,000 donation in the winner’s name to a local charity or
civic organization.

“For decades, the men and women of agriculture have welcomed Syngenta
into their communities and helped us nourish our roots in an industry
that we all love,” said Wendell Calhoun, communications manager at
Syngenta. “The #RootedinAg contest gives us a chance to celebrate the
journeys of people who are moving agriculture forward and share their
uplifting stories with others.”

Some of the inspirations behind previous #RootedinAg winners include a
grandfather’s wisdom, a father’s unconditional support, and a whole
family’s commitment to their land and community. Interested candidates
can describe their inspiration in this year’s competition by:

  • Visiting the Thrive website
    to review eligibility, the official rules and filling out the
    easy-to-use #RootedinAg entry form
  • Describing in about 200 words who inspired them to be #RootedinAg
  • Uploading a photograph or video that visually supports their written

The deadline to enter is May 30, 2019. Shortly after this date, a panel
of judges will choose three finalists on or about June 7, 2019, 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 Aug. 30,
2019, with Syngenta announcing the grand prizewinner in September.

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