The YAS Tye Trophy was originally donated by Mrs Alison Saville in memory of the Tye family.
The Tye Trophy is an award recognising the contribution of Farmers in Yorkshire and the North East, to conservation and environmental improvement in a commercial farming environment.
Each of five county groups (North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, South and West Yorkshire, Tyne Tees and Northumberland) will nominate three farms annually before the end of March.
Each county group's nominations will be judged by a panel from the neighbouring group in early May and a county winner selected. Winners of the county competitions will be judged by a regional judging panel in early June.
Judging is based on how well the farm integrates the business with wildlife conservation and resource protection.
The winners are announced at a ceremony at the Great Yorkshire Show on the Wednesday of the Great Yorkshire Show at 11.00 am the President of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, will present the awards with the press in attendance.
All entrants and judges will be invited to the presentation of the awards and a reception following the ceremony, with free entry to the Great Yorkshire Show.
The county winners are eligible to enter the national Silver Lapwing Award the following year, (timing does not allow this in the same year as the award).
For further details please contact:
Yorkshire Agricultural Society
Great Yorkshire Showground
Telephone: 01423 546201