Overview of the prize

The Farming by Satellite Prize is an initiative of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the auspices of the European Union (EU) and is managed by SpaceTec Partners.

The aim of the competition is to promote the use of the European Global Navigation Satellite System (EGNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) in agriculture and its benefits to farmers, consumers, food security and geo-traceability, remote sensing technologies, sustainable land management, and the environment. Individuals or teams can contribute new ideas and innovations, particularly those relying upon European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the forthcoming European Galileo system and Copernicus. Entries can be about any type of agriculture in any part of Europe. You don’t need to be a satellite specialist to take part and you don’t have to be a farmer. However, the idea you come up with must apply to agriculture, food production or land use; and it must use satellite services to provide benefits.

The competition is open to all students and young people below the age of 32 at the time of the submission deadline who reside in the European Union.

The winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 have been awarded as follows:

  • First prize of €5,000

  • Second prize of €3,000

  • Third prize of €1,000. 

The winner of the Special Africa Prize was awarded €1,000.

Press Releases & Downloads

2020 Prize


» Spanish team wins the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 (download all)


» Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 Edition is Open for Applications

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2018 Prize

» Farming by Satellite Prize 2018 is won by Teagasc, from Ireland (download all)

» Your ideas for 'Farming by Satellite' could win you €5000 (download all)

» EU opens the 2018 ‘Farming by Satellite’ Prize (download all)

Press contact

Marie Menard
GSA communications
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