Following are the award-winning entries. Most are linked to online items, but some are in pdf format requiring Acrobat Reader.
This award is for excellence in journalism in the primary sector.
A six-part series, View from the Vines, about a Martinborough winemaker, broadcast over eight months with the final recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic, took out this year’s top award in the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators annual journalism awards.
Recorded, written, edited and presented by Sally Round for the Country Life programme on RNZ, the series won the recognising excellence in agricultural journalism. She visited every two months over a year, including overnighting to experience frost fighting.
Runner-up in the Rongo award was the entry from the the NZ Dairy Exporter team Farming in the Covid-19 Bubble.
This award acknowledges excellence in delivering a communications campaign or project in the primary sector to address an industry issue or campaign.
The inaugural winner of this award is Mike Murphy and his team from New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc for a campaign aimed at attracting seasonal labour to the kiwifruit industry.
2020 NZKGI Harvest Video, NZ Kiwifruit Growers Inc, 12 March 2020
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.
This year's award was won by Richard Rennie, for articles which appeared in the NZ Farmers Weekly.
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.
This year's award was won by was won by Nikki Mandow, for items broadcast on RNZ News and Newsroom.
This award recognises the ability to communicate the complexities of the red meat industry.
This year's award was won by Neal Wallace, for articles in the NZ Farmers Weekly
This award focuses on all aspects of the dairy sector, from genetics, breeding, on-farm, processing, marketing, and all the many issues facing the New Zealand dairy industry.
This year's award was won by Anne Lee, four articles which appeared in the Dairy Exporter.
The award has been established to recognise excellence in the broadcasting side of agricultural or agribusiness journalism, either radio of television.
This year's award was won by Carol Stiles for two items that were broadcast on RNZ’s Country Life programme.
This award is open to any New Zealand-based journalist, photo-journalist, or photographer and is not restricted to NZGAJC members.
This year's award was won by Carol Stiles for a photo which accompanied an item on the Country Life website.
This award was established by MPI’s Biosecuity New Zealand to recognise stories and media coverage associated with increasing awareness and understanding of biosecurity and its impacts on the environment, economy, society and culture.
This year's award was won by Nikki Mandow, of RNZ News/Newsroom.
This award was established to recognise the importance of connectivity to rural communities and agri-businesses in rural areas.
This year's award was won by Anne Lee for articles which appeared in The Dairy Exporter.
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.
This year's award was won by Sally Rae of the Otago Daily Times.
This award focuses on all aspects of the primary sector exports – on farm, processing, packaging, transport, marketing, research, aimed at increasing market share.
This year's award was won by Nikki Mandow, for items that appeared on RNZ News and Newsroom.
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Awards Administrator / Guild National Secretary