Awards

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Awards

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists hosts professional awards each year to recognise the leaders in Australia’s rural media sector.

These awards include:

Australian Star Prizes

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  • Australian Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting, sponsored by Rabobank
  • Australian Star Prize for Rural Writing
  • Australian Star Prize for Rural Photography

Who can enter: Photographers and print/online/broadcast journalists – finalists are nominated by state rural media organisations affiliated with the ACAJ. Individuals cannot enter the IFAJ award direct – they must be selected by the ACAJ.

Entry criteria: Examples of published work to meet the categories of:

  • Broadcast
    – Video: piece produced primarily for broadcast on television
    – Radio: piece produced primarily for broadcast on radio
    – Online broadcasting: web-based report produced primarily for broadcast via internet (must incorporate a video or audio component as a key element).
  • Photography
    – People
    – Production – including photos of machinery or technical aspects of farming, plant and animal production, bio-energy etc
    – Nature/landscape
  • Print
    – No sub-categories

What is on offer:
* Broadcast award: The national winner will receive professional development in the form of a trip overseas to attend the annual the IFAJ Congress. The prize includes airfares and registration fees for congress only (pre and post congress tours not included).
* Print award: The national winner will receive professional development in the form of a trip overseas to attend the annual the IFAJ Congress. The prize includes airfares and registration fees for congress only (pre and post congress tours not included).
* Photography award: $1000 cash prize for the overall winner, provided by the ACAJ.

Entries close: Mid-March in most states, contact your state rural press club for details.

 

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IFAJ-Alltech Young Leader in Rural Journalism

logo-alltechWho can enter: For young journalists (18-35 years) showing professional and leadership potential. Entrants must be members of their state rural media organisation, affiliated with the ACAJ.

Entry criteria: Examples of published work and written explanation of professional and leadership potential.

How does it work: The Australian winner progresses to international judging, where 10 entrants are selected from across the globe to attend a professional development Boot Camp at that year’s IFAJ Congress.

What is on offer: The 10 Young Leaders selected by the IFAJ receive a prize to the value of €1000 for Boot Camp and Congress registration and accommodation. Other expenses are entrants’ own.

Entries close: Usually in mid-February each year – click here for more information.

 

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Other Awards

Each state rural press club holds its own annual awards – click here for contacts.