Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Entries now open for 2018 SA & NT Rural Media Awards (Sept 2018)
Entries are now open for the 2018 SA & NT Rural Media Awards for rural journalists and photographers.
These prestigious annual awards carry significant peer recognition and in 2018, offer a total of $7,500 in prize money plus trophies.
Individual awards will be given to the best journalists in print, radio, television, online media and regional print. Significant prize money is being offered for each category. Winners of the specialist award categories will then compete for the overall 2018 Rural Journalist of the Year Award, carrying an additional $1,000 in prize money.
In 2018, the Awards will also be open to journalists and photographers working in the Northern Territory.
Three separate awards will also be offered for photography, with individual prizes for portfolios of work relating to agricultural production, people, and nature and landscape. The winner of each category will receive $500. Winners of the three specialist awards will then compete for the major 2018 Rural Photographer of the Year Award, carrying an additional $1,000 in prize money.
A special award is also being offered for the best photojournalist.
Once again, the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA Inc is also sponsoring awards for the Best Published Story ($500) about the 2018 Adelaide Show and the Best Photograph ($500) related to the 2018 Adelaide Show.
Winners from the competitions will represent South Australia in a series of national awards run by the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ), which selects finalists for the highly regarded international Star Prize. The 2018 SA & NT Rural Media Awards are for work published or broadcast between 1st November 2017 and 31st October 2018.