Sheepvention has an invention competition every year
The invention competition is part of this premiere agricultural show for the Western District held in Hamilton each year early in August and the locals have a holiday for the main show day. Sheep have been the biggest industry in the area for many decades and farmers loved to see new inventions at shows to keep up with changes so they called the event “Sheepvention”.
In 2013 IAA(Vic) member Rod Sheppard hastily put together his Pump Defenda display and decided to enter mainly for the market research and feedback. He won the top prize of $4,000 in the invention competition!
Sheepvention is on again click here for dates and all inventors are welcome especially junior inventors. Most inventions are farm related but all inventions will be considered favourably.
There are many prizes with the top award in 2013 being $4,000 cash which was won by our member Rod Sheppard with his product Pump Defenda.
Danielle Reardon won her section in 2014 with Fly Band
To enter their invention competition download the information at their website.
Sheepvention is the biggest agricultural show in that part of Victoria with over 25,000 visitors last year which has run continuously since 1978.
The first spring show for the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Show was in 1858 and it has run almost continuously since then. What a tradition!
If you are looking for exposure, recognition and the chance to show off your invention please consider this premiere event and put your entry in.
To join IAA(Vic) and become a member look at the options here.Sheepvention invention competition