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Dates & Deadlines

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All members are welcome to attend regional and national meetings but are asked to register their interest with the organiser for catering and in case of limitations on numbers.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Deadline - Entries for the Guild's IAgrE Engineering Journalism Award for the best articles and broadcasts on the application of engineering within the land based sector. Details here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Deadline - IFAJ Star Prize Award for articles on an agricultural topic published in 2014. €1500 prize fund sponsored by John Deere. Details here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Deadline - IFAJ Star Prize Award for broadcasting. Categories for Audio (radio) and Video (television) - submit entries for selection of single Guild entry in each category. Details here.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Deadline - IFAJ Star Prize Award for agricultural photography. Members can enter one image published in 2014 in any of three categories - People, Production, Nature/Landscape. €1550 prize fund sponsored by DeLaval. Details here.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Deadline - IFAJ-Rabobank Digital Media Award entries for reports using at least three of these techniques - text, images, audio and video. €1500 prize fund sponsored by Rabobank. Details here.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Deadline - Applications for the Guild's John Deere Training Award. Three-day course (plus three days' work experience) open to aspiring agricultural / horticultural journalists or PRs and those already employed in this role but with less than 12 months experience. Details here or from Steve Mitchell, ASM PR.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Deadline - Guild Arable Photography Award entries. Members can enter one image each for the £750 prize fund sponsored by DuPont Agriculture. Email entries with note of when and where published (within 12 months of April 1, 2014) to awards secretary Louise Impey. Details here.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Event - Meet the Editor: Karl Schneider of Farmers Weekly and editorial director of Farmers Weekly Group, with executive director Richard Watts. Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwicks CV8 2LG. All Members and Friends welcome at this Midlands Guild event - please book a place with Midlands secretary Liz Snaith.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Council - The Guild's member representatives will meet at The Farmers Club to plan future events, activities and initiatives. Members should raise issues they would like considered by council at least two weeks in advance. Contact Guild secretary Nikki Robertson.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Event - Guild reception for Members and Friends at the Cereals Event, Boothby Graffoe, Lincoln. Time: 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Food, drink and good company. Details: Nikki Robertson, Guild general secretary.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Event - Guild reception, Royal Highland Show, Ingliston near Edinburgh - a feast of Scottish food and drink! From 6-8pm adjoining press centre in the Highland Hall. Details: Nikki Robertson, general secretary.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Deadline - Germinal Grass Champions Travel Bursary - £1500 towards registration and travel costs for IFAJ Congress 2015 in New Zealand for winning article or broadcast on grass-related topic. Details here. Contact: Matt Mellor, ABC Comms.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Event - Guild reception at the Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham. 5pm in the Media Centre for canapes and English wine and cheeses. Details here or contact Liz Snaith.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Event - Guild John Deere Training Award, July 12-14. Three-day course (plus three days' work experience) open to aspiring agricultural / horticultural journalists or PRs and those already employed in this role but with less than 12 months experience. Details here or from Steve Mitchell, ASM PR. Application deadline May 1.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Event - Communications at the AHDB - Peter Kendall, chairman, and Jane King, CEO, discuss the importance of communications in the work of the AHDB. Plus the Midlands Guild annual meeting. AHDB HQ, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwicks CV8 2LG. All Members and Friends welcome to attend - please notify Midlands secretary Liz Snaith. NOTE: DATE TO BE CONFIRMED.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Council - The Guild's member representatives will meet at The Farmers Club, London to plan future events, activities and initiatives. Members should raise issues they would like considered by council at least two weeks in advance. Contact Guild secretary Nikki Robertson.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Event - Guild Harvest Service, St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London. 11.00am. Traditional harvest service featuring the St Brides Choir sponsored by Shepherd Publishing. Details: Howard Venters, events secretary.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Event - Guild Harvest Lunch, Stationers' Hall, London - A Taste of Britain. Drinks reception 12.15pm, lunch, presentation of Guild's Netherthorpe Award, Yara Journalism Awards and Richard Keenan Innovation in Agriculture journalism award. Individual and group booking details here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Event - Food and Farming - Steve McLean, Marks & Spencer head of agriculture at a joint meeting of the Midlands Guild and Chartered Institute of Marketing - Food, Drink & Agriculture group. The Royal Garden Suite, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwicks CV8 2LG. All Members and Friends welcome but please notify Midlands secretary Liz Snaith.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Council - The Guild's member representatives will meet at The Farmers Club, London to plan future events, activities and initiatives. Members should raise issues they would like considered by council at least two weeks in advance. Contact Guild secretary Nikki Robertson.

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