2018 Guild Agricultural Journalism Awards

We're pleased to announce that we're now accepting entries for the 2018 Agricultural Journalism Awards recognising excellence in written and broadcast agricultural journalism.

Please note the closing date for entries is 25 August, and the awards dinner will be 5 October, in Wellington.

Download entry forms below...

AgResearch Science Writers Award

This award has been established by the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators and AgResearch to enhance standards of science writing, especially about pastoral agriculture.

Alliance Red Meat Industry Journalism Award

This award recognises the ability to communicate the complexities of the red meat industry.

AGMARDT Agribusiness Award

This award recognises high quality information about an effective analysis of national, global and other agribusiness.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Hard News Award

This award is designed to recognise excellence in hard news journalism, focusing on a sheepmeat or beef news story, from the farm to the market. 

Dairy Industry Journalism Award

Federated Farmers Broadcast Journalism Award

The award has been established to recognise excellence in the broadcasting side of agricultural or agribusiness journalism, either radio of television.

Federated Farmers Rural Photography Award

This award is open to any New Zealand-based journalist, photo-journalist, or photographer and is not restricted to NZGAJC members.

Horticulture New Zealand Journalism Award 

This award has been established by the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators and Horticulture New Zealand, to encourage and to recognise excellence in agricultural journalism, on New Zealand’s horticulture industry.  

Guild's Agricultural Journalism Encouragement Award

This award was established by the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators, and is designed to acknowledge and recognise the work of journalists who have been specialising in agricultural journalism for three years or less.

MPI Rongo Award

Rural Women NZ Journalism Award

This award has been established to recognise the important contribution women make (and have always made)  in the rural community, either through their role in the farming sector or to the general rural environment, in its broadest interpretation.

Rural Women NZ Rural Connectivity Award

The award has been established to recognise the importance of connectivity to rural communities and agri-businesses in rural areas. 

Zespri Export Journalism Award

This award will focus on all aspects of the primary sector exports – on farm, processing, packaging, transport, marketing, research, aimed at increasing market share.