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Rules & Regulations - Please expand full details section and read in full before entering:

  • Your innovation must be applied in the agriculture or food production sector.
  • Your innovation must have been launched after 1st January, 2019 or is to be launched at the Cork Virtual Summer Show.
  • Your innovation must be marketable, a working prototype or easy to demonstrate the innovations intent through digital means.
  • When entering you will prompted to submit a short video or photographs or your innovation and a brief description of it.
  • We require a file (your brief description) and either a photograph or a video. 
  • For photographs you will be able to upload a max. of 5 and a minimum of 0
  • For video you will be able to upload a maximum of 1 and minimum of 0
  • For files you will have to upload a maximum of 3 and a minimum of 1
  • By entering, you are consenting to the Munster Agricultural Society, its servants or agents the right to reproduce, publish and if applicable edit, your name, photographs, video, materials and documents related to the Innovation Awards competition use on their website for publicity, promotional and news purposes.
  • Candidates will be short listed for a Q & A Interview.
  • Final Interviews will take place on the Show weekend, Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st June, 2020. You are requested to be available for an online interview on both days.



The event is run by Munster agricultural Society CLG trading as Cork Summer Show.

The Awards are made by the Munster Dairy School & Agricultural Institute Innovation Awards program are open to individuals, firms, organisations or groups. There are no restrictions on residence of entrants.

1.3 Notwithstanding the above, the Young Inventor of the Year Award is only open to individuals under 30 years of age, on Sunday 21st June 2020. All entrants under the age of 30 will be considered for this award.


2.1 Entries must be received in full online through the online entry form on the Cork Summer Show website by the deadlines stipulated on the form. CORK SUMMER SHOW is not responsible for inaccuracies in the details which are submitted by the entrants.

2.2 Late entries may not be accepted. CORK SUMMER SHOW is not responsible for entries which are lost, damaged, corrupt, inaccessible, or late due to computer, network or telecommunications failure.

.4 CORK SUMMER SHOW reserves the right to change or otherwise extend the timeline outlined in this clause without notice, including the dates of entry, the announcement of finalists and the Awards evening.


3.1 By entering, entrants accept these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them, and to comply with the reasonable instructions of CORK SUMMER SHOW.

3.2 Entries must have a strong agribusiness element, and the application should be accompanied by video of the innovation that is being entered (Innovation) sufficient to meet CORK SUMMER SHOW minimum requirements. Photograph or Schematic / Plan, may be submitted where video is not possible.

3.3 CORK SUMMER SHOW is under no obligation to accept any entry. If CORK SUMMER SHOW has concerns regarding the innovation status of all or part of an Innovation it reserves the right to refuse entry on this basis alone, without having to provide proof of this concern to the entrants.

3.4 An entry to the Awards may be in respect of one or more of the following categories:

Best Agri-Engineering Award

Best AgriTech Award

Young Agri-innovator Award (under 30 on June 21st, 2020)

Best Agri Environmental Enterprise Award

Best Farm Diversification Award

3.5 CORK SUMMER SHOW will endeavour {but not undertake) to ensure that an entry is in the correct category before judging begins. CORK SUMMER SHOW has the right to move entries into other categories if they believe they have been entered in the incorrect category.

3.7 The entrant agrees to take full responsibility for the content of the entry and they further agree to complete hazard identification in accordance with CORK SUMMER SHOW requirements.

3.8 Entries that do not comply with these terms and conditions may be disqualified. Any entries that are illegible or incomplete, or contain offensive, fraudulent or unlawful content may be disqualified. Entries must not invade the publicity rights or privacy or any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any individual’s personal or proprietary rights.

3.9 CORK SUMMER SHOW reserves the right to exclude entrants, or withhold or request return of prizes, for violation of any of these terms and conditions, or if Entrants are behaving in a manner deemed unprofessional by CORK SUMMER SHOW. If any amount is unduly paid to a winner or if recovery is justified under these terms and conditions, the winner undertakes to repay CORK SUMMER SHOW the sum in question on whatever terms and by whatever date it may specify.

3.10 CORK SUMMER SHOW reserves the right to cancel the Awards or individual award categories within the Awards at any time for any reason.

3.11 CORK SUMMER SHOW decisions are final in all matters relating to this competition and no correspondence will be entered.


4.1 Judging will be held live during CORK SUMMER SHOW Online, date and time to be confirmed in lead up to the event.


5.1 Entrants agree that only one innovation may be displayed on each entry, and no other innovations may be displayed.


6.1 By entering, all entrants, finalists and winners agree to allow, and consent to, CORK SUMMER SHOW use of, and right to reproduce, publish and if applicable, edit, their names, photographs, images, all personal and other information (including general locations) and any videos and other audio-visual, material and documents in any electronic medium, or written material and documents submitted by the entrants, finalists and winners and in relation to the Awards, for purposes of CORK SUMMER SHOW publicity, promotional and news purposes (including use in printed publications, editorial and PR activities, on internal and external websites, and any electronic medium whatsoever) related to the Awards. Any use by CORK SUMMER SHOW shall be entirely within CORK SUMMER SHOW discretion and CORK SUMMER SHOW shall be under no obligation to use this material, documents or information.


7.1 Entrants must own the intellectual property rights, including the copyright in, or have permission to use and exhibit, the innovation and any materials submitted for the Awards. CORK SUMMER SHOW will not be responsible for breach of any copyright or other third-party intellectual property and proprietary rights by the entrants and/or the consequences of same.

7.2 By entering, each entrant hereby warrants that they own or have permission to use and exhibit the intellectual property rights in the innovation, and exhibit the innovation and any materials submitted for the Awards and in accordance with the requirements of the Awards, and that the entry does not or will not infringe any third party’s intellectual property and proprietary rights or rights or rights of publicity or privacy.

7.3 Other than as conferred by these Terms and Conditions, CORK SUMMER SHOW will not acquire any ownership in the innovation or the intellectual property of the innovation or any materials submitted, and all such rights, title and interest will remain the property of the entrant.

7.4 All intellectual property owned by CORK SUMMER SHOW will continue to be owned by CORK SUMMER SHOW, and entrants must not do anything, or allow anything to be done, to jeopardise CORK SUMMER SHOW ownership of such Intellectual Property, and must not use CORK SUMMER SHOW intellectual property without the prior written consent of CORK SUMMER SHOW.


8.1 By entering, entrants agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions and the decisions of CORK SUMMER SHOW and release, indemnify, and hold harmless CORK SUMMER SHOW and their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, or any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Awards or acceptance or usage of an award, to the extent of the entrants unlawful and/or unauthorised acts and/or omissions.

8.2 Entrants agree that these Terms and Conditions, the Awards and entry to such is governed, interpreted and enforced by the laws of Ireland and by participating, all entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Ireland.

8.3 Without otherwise limiting its rights, CORK SUMMER SHOW reserves the right to seek, to the fullest extent permitted by law, damages and other remedies from any person attempting to damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Awards.


9.1 Entrants agree to submit any grievances or complaints in writing to CORK SUMMER SHOW in the first instance, and to give CORK SUMMER SHOW the reasonable opportunity to consider and/or resolve the complaint.

9.2 CORK SUMMER SHOW reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or adapt and adjust the entry criteria for the categories of the Companies, without notice in its sole discretion. Such decisions shall be final.

9.3 For any determination required or stipulated in these Terms and Conditions CORK SUMMER SHOW is the final arbiter to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9.4 Any breach of the replies on the Innovation Award Application Form may result in the removal of your innovation from the show.

Class 344: Best Farm Diversification Award Charitable Donation: €30.00 Prizes: 1st - Prize Card, 2nd - Prize Card, 3rd - Prize Card