Australian Cotton Industry Awards

The Australian Cotton Industry Awards are a celebration of excellence, innovation and leadership in the Australian cotton industry.


Thank you for helping us celebrate the high achievers and hard workers of our industry by nominating yourself or someone you know for the 2017 awards. You may  nominate, at any time, someone who has retired or passed to be added to the Australian Cotton Industry Roll of Honour.

This year the awards will be held in Griffith, NSW, to recognise the rise of the cotton industry in southern areas of the state.

All finalists will be invited to attend the ‘Gatsby Glamour’ awards night on the 26th of July at the Griffith Ex-Services Club.

The 2016 Australian Cotton Industry Awards were held at the Gold Coast on Thursday August 4th August.

The recipients were:

Category Recipient
Monsanto Grower of the Year
  • Connamara Partnership – Ian, Marilyn and Harry Carter (“Connamara” Pine Ridge, NSW)
AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year
  • Commins Partnership  – Tim and Roger Commins (“Tiralee” Whitton, NSW)
Chris Lehmann Trust Young Achiever of the Year, sponsored by Bayer CropScience
  • Rebecca Fing (Goondiwindi, Qld)
Cotton Seed Distributors Researcher of the Year
  • Dr Guy Roth (Roth Rural, Narrabri, NSW)
IPF Service to Industry Award
  • 2016 Recipient – John Marshall (Toowoomba, Qld)

Read more about all the 2016 finalists and recipients here.