What is the last date for the registration?

Registration closes on 20th July 2018. The online registration form will be removed at that point and no further registrations will be accepted.

What is the last date to submit my entry?

The last date for the submission of your entry is 07th September 2018, i.e. all the parts of your submission (e.g. covering document, video, presentation) must be received at info spam@spam.spam farmingbysatellite.eu by  07th September 2018 (17:00 CET).

Am I eligible?

You are eligible as long as your date of birth is after 07th September 1986 and you are a citizen or resident in one of the following countries:

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.



Can I apply even though I am not a student or a farmer?

Of course you can! However, you must comply with the rules of eligibility described in the question above.

Am I still eligible if I reach 32 this year?

You are eligible as long as you are still under the age of 32 at the time of submission (i.e. up until the 07th September 2018).

What if I am a citizen of non-European State living/studying in the European State?

You can still enrol for the prize even if you are not a citizen of an eligible State, but you must be resident in an eligible State.

How many people can participate in one team?

Up to 4 people can participate in one team. Note that all of your team members must comply with the terms of eligibility.

How can I register?

You will need to complete the online registration form by 30th June 2018.

Which topics can I address?

There are various possibilities for topics to choose from, more details are stated here.

Who has the right to use the ideas that I submit?

By submitting your proposal you are giving the competition organisers a license to use your ideas. However, to the extent that you own any intellectual property rights in the idea included in your entry, those rights will remain your property. You must also clearly state in your entry if the development of your idea requires access to any third party’s intellectual property. The purpose of the competition is to serve as a conduit for ideas – facilitating idea creation – rather than attempting to commercialise these ideas. For this reason, winning ideas will be made available for public viewing.

What needs to be fulfilled in order to provide an eligible entry?

Each entry needs to be accompanied by an abstract (150-200 words) AND a covering document containing the full description of the entry (minimum 2,500 and maximum 10,000 words). In addition to this document, participants can choose from a variety of other formats, details are described here.

Do I have to send hard copies of my work as well?

No, we accept only electronic submissions sent to our contact address: info spam@spam.spam farmingbysatellite.eu.

How can I submit the video entry?

You can upload it to YouTube, you can send it directly to our email address (provided the size of the video allows it), or you can upload the video via one of the free online storage services and send us the link for download together with the covering document at info spam@spam.spam farmingbysatellite.eu. Once we receive the video, we will send you a confirmation email.

How can I submit entries that cannot be sent by email due to their size?

Please upload such entries using a free online storage service and send us the link for download together with the covering document at info spam@spam.spam farmingbysatellite.eu. Once we receive the video, we will send you a confirmation email.

Where can I find more information?

If you need to get any other information not covered on this website, please contact us at info spam@spam.spam farmingbysatellite.eu.

Why do we target younger people?

The Farming by Satellite Prize aims to engage with the next generation of farmers and agricultural science professionals, to make them aware of the European satellite technologies available and stimulate the sharing of ideas and real-life case studies. Older people can act as mentors to a younger team. However, this must be declared at the time of submission, and if they reach the finals, only the team themselves will be invited to present to the judges.

There are other competitions run by the EU focussing on satellites and with an agriculture stream, which have no age barriers. For example the ESNC (European Satellite Navigation Competition) and the Copernicus Masters competitions are open to all adults.

The Farming by Satellite competition has a place in educating and encouraging the younger generation to consider the role of satellites in achieving sustainable, productive and efficient agriculture.