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Star Prize for Writing

Have you written the best rural story published in NSW or the ACT? Enter now and you could win a trip to the US.


The 2019 Australia Star Prize Award For Rural Writing in NSW and the ACT recognises excellence in print journalism and enables the winner to network with the world’s top agricultural journalists.

New and continuing members of the Farm Writers’ Association of NSW are invited to enter one article of broad agricultural interest that has been published in print or online during 2018.

The state winner will attend the IFAJ conference and will have his/her story entered in the national contest to determine Australia’s entry for the International Federation for Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Star Prize for Print. The international prize will be presented at the IFAJ Congress in Minneapolis on July 28-30, 2019.

The Farm Writers’ Association of NSW will cover the cost of registration (accommodation is included) for the IFAJ Congress and a contribution to air fares (directly to the event) to the maximum value of $5,000. If the NSW winner wins the national prize,  Farm Writers' will convert the NSW award to a contribution towards the cost of pre- or post-congress tours or other congress expenses.  

Entries must be received by close of business January 21, 2019.

Click here for entry details.

Click here to join the Farm Writers’ Association of NSW.

For more information contact Ben Waters at ben.waters@fticonsulting.com or on (02) 8247 8019.