This prestigious award sponsored by Ravensdown, recognises and honours people or groups who have made major contributions to the agricultural sector by communicating relevant and important information to the sector or about the sector. Those nominated do not have to be Guild members (though people nominating them must be), but they must be someone who has done an excellent job communicating with or to the rural sector, or on behalf of the rural sector.
Ravensdown chief executive, Greg Campbell, says, “New Zealand’s primary industry is made up of a diverse bunch of sectors, from scientists to teachers to farmers and everything in-between, all working towards a common goal of being the world’s best and most sustainable producer of food. There are significant challenges and innovations that these people deal with and those stories and learnings need to be told. That’s why Ravensdown wants to champion those talented communicators who do just that.”
Previous winners have included journalists and newspapers, authors, television producers, lobbyists, vets, consultants, information analysts ... the list goes on. See the Roll of Honour.
As a result of the indefinite postponement of the 2020 National Fieldays, the Guild, in consultation with Ravensdown has made the decision to hold a joint event in mid October for the announcement of the winner of the Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year, our AGM and the winners of our journalism awards.
In the next couple of months, a detailed time line for nominations for the Ravensdown Award and for entries for the Guild’s journalism awards will be distributed.