The application period for the Syngenta #RootedinAg contest is now open. The contest asks growers and other industry professionals to describe how their agricultural roots help their families and communities thrive. In exchange, the five best entries will each receive a mini touch-screen tablet. From those finalists, one grand prizewinner will receive a $500 gift card, plus Syngenta will make a $1,000 donation in the winner’s name to a local charity or civic organization.

“At Syngenta, we share a proud history with the men and women who help make U.S. agriculture the leader in feeding, fueling and clothing the world,” said Wendell Calhoun, communications manager at Syngenta. “Our contest gives us a chance to reward and recognize a few of those individuals.”

The process to participate is simple:

  • Click on the easy-to-use online entry form.
  • In about 200 words, describe how your agricultural roots are helping you, your family and your community thrive.
  • Then, upload a photograph or video that visually supports your written entry.

The deadline for entering is June 30, 2016. Shortly after this date, a panel of judges will choose five finalists. Syngenta will then post all finalists’ entries on the Thrive website and ask visitors to help choose the grand prizewinner by voting for their favorite. These votes, along with the judges’ scores, will determine the winner. Online voting ends Sept. 15, 2016, with Syngenta announcing the grand prizewinner in October.

To apply or learn more about the #RootedinAg contest, visit www.syngentathrive.com.