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Young Viticulturist Awards
Ormond Nurseries sponsor the Professional Reputation Award at the Young Viticulturist of the Year competition.
In 2020, as part of the Young Viticulturist of the Year competition, Ormond Nurseries launched a Professional Reputation Award. The aim of this award is to encourage and reward good leadership skills, positive attitudes and general politeness/manners.
Contestants are judged on overall conduct and attitude throughout the competition. However, in some rarer cases, the award goes to a contestant who performed a major standout action in a reaction to an unplanned incident or situation that cropped up. In other cases, the award went to a contestant who had made significant improvement in their performance after competing over multiple years.
$250 cash for winner at each regional competition.
Regional winners of this year’s 2023 Professional Reputation Award to be announced soon.
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