JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism

21 August 2015

Written by: Rudi Edsall

Applications have opened for The Royal Agricultural Society Foundation‘s JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism.

The award is designed to encourage journalism students to pursue careers in rural journalism.

It is a result of a private donation from John B Fairfax, AO, and will include a scholarship of up to $10,000, practical work experience and an article published in a major rural publication.

The award is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 30 years and under who are studying a degree of relevance to rural affairs.

Applicants must submit a 1200 word feature article, news article or blog post on an issue relating to rural affairs centred on one of the following topics:

  • Topic 1: How should farmers mitigate against the drought?
  • Topic 2: How should we make Canberra politicians more involved in rural and regional policies
  • Topic 3: Is agriculture secure, through quarantine, of imported pests and diseases?

Applications close 30th September, 2015. For more information or to apply, click here.