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Monday, March 09, 2020

Matt Turner's photograph named best Australian rural photograph of 2019 (March 2020)

Advertiser photographer, Matt Turner’s iconic group photograph of winemakers has been named the best Australian rural photograph for 2019.

Aptly-titled ‘Pick of the Bunch’, Matt Turners winning photo was originally published in the Advertiser’s SA Weekend supplement last April. It subsequently featured in a winning portfolio of photos that saw Matt named RMSA’s SA & NT Rural Photographer of the Year for 2019. ...

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Monday, May 27, 2019

VALE - Jim McCarter (May 2019)

Rural Media SA President, Leigh Radford OAM announces with sadness the passing of a pioneer and true icon of South Australian Rural Journalism, Jim McCarter - leaving a lasting legacy of quality rural journalism that lives on in this state.Jim died in the early hours of Sunday May 26th, leaving a lasting legacy of quality rural journalism that lives on in this state.

President of Rural Media SA, Leigh Radford OAM remembers Jim as being one of nature’s true gentlemen. “He was also one of the best exponents of traditional Journalism, fiercely upholding the highest principles of editorial standards.” ...

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Deanna Lush - Winner of the 2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Woman’s award (March 2019)

Rural Media SA heartily congratulates our own Deanna Lush who has been crowned winner of the 2019 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Woman’s award.

Deanna is dynamic leader in the Rural sector and a highly valued member and committee member of RMSA. She was selected in this high level award over an exceptional field of candidates, who are all winners in their own way and who are all striving to make a difference in regional South Australia. ...

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

SA people & places take out national rural photography awards (March 2019)

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalism (ACAJ) National Star Prize for Excellence in Rural Photography has been won by The Stock Journal’s Jacqui Bateman for her pic of Tom Ellis from ‘Coola Station’ at Tantanoola in SA’s South East (pictured).

Judges said it was a classic Australian image of a man and his best friends. The photograph had high technical excellence, being well composed and exposed, with a good choice of lens and settings to make the subject matter really stand out. ...

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Monday, January 28, 2019

RMSA President - Leigh Radford OAM honoured (Jan 2019)

RMSA President, Leigh Radford was announced as the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal in the 2019 Australia Day Honours Listing.

Leigh Radford OAM retired from a 30-year career in rural communications with the ABC, leaving behind him a lasting legacy that will improve the productivity, profitability and welfare of rural communities across the Australian continent. At the end of his 30-year career, he was National Head of Rural and National programs with ABC Regional. ...

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Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 SA & NT Rural Media Award successes (Dec 2018)

Kristy O'Brien from ABC Landline based in Darwin has taken out the top Rural Journalism award in the 2018 SA & NT Rural Media Awards. From a very large field of entries, Kristy was named the '2018 SA & NT Rural Journalist of the Year'. Advertiser photographer, Tait Schmaal took out the top Rural Photographer award, being named the '2018 SA & NT Rural Photographer of the Year'. This was the sixth occasion Tait had been named the top photographer in the Award's 23 year history. Ian Turner (Chair, Rural Photographer Judging Panel), Brett Smith (CEO, Rural Business Support), Tait Schmaal (The Advertiser - 2018 Rural Photographer of the Year), Prue Adams (ABC Landline, representing Kristy O’Brien - 2018 Rural Journalist of the Year), Dale Manson (Chair, Rural Journalist Judging Panel & RMSA Vice President), Ian Doyle (Event MC & RMSA Immediate Past President) ...

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