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.