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Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting

Win a trip to South Africa

ENTRY OPEN FOR 2017.

The 2017 Rabobank Australian Star Prize Award for Rural Broadcasting in NSW and the ACT recognises excellence in radio, television and online journalism in the rural sector. The winner will travel to South Africa to network with the world’s top agricultural journalists at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) congress (to the value of $5,000).

New and continuing members of the Farm Writers’ Association of NSW are invited to enter a story in the following categories:

• Television: 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 either a video or audio component as a key element).

The overall state winner will attend the IFAJ Congress in South Africa from April 2-8, 2017.

Winners across each of the categories at state level will represent NSW in the Rabobank Australian Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting. The national award winner will also attend the IFAJ congress.

The successful entry in each category at a national level will represent Australia in the IFAJ Star Prize for Broadcast Journalism, to be announced during the congress.

Who can enter 

State organisations may provide one finalist for each category. To be eligible, the entry must:

  • Be a story of broad agricultural interest. 
  • The story may be the work of more than one journalist. 
  • Have been broadcast/ uploaded via television, radio or the internet. 
  • Be a single story. Providing multiple pieces that make up a series is not allowed. In such a situation, select one story from the series to enter.   

Entries must be received by close of business January 10, 2017.

Click here for entry details.

Click here for entry form.

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.