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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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Event - Guild national and Midlands annual meetings at Jesus College, Ship Street Conference Centre, Oxford including drinks and three-course dinner sponsored by Massey Ferguson tractors and harvest machinery division of AGCO. 3pm Midlands Branch AGM; 3.30pm BGAJ AGM registration followed by speakers and presentations. Details. Dinner reservation by Monday, March 17 to Guild secretary Nikki Robertson.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Council - The Guild's member representatives 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.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Deadline - IFAJ Star Prize writing award sponsored by John Deere for articles of broad agricultural interest published in print or online during 2013. Entries to secretary Nikki Roberson for selection of a single Guild entry. See IFAJ website for full details of qualifying articles and past winning entries.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Deadline - IFAJ Star Prize award for broadcasting in 2013. Categories for Audio (radio), Video (television) and Online (combined use of at least three media). Submit entries to secretary Nikki Robertson for selection of single Guild entry in each category. Visit IFAJ website for full details and past winning entries.

Friday, April 11, 2014

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Deadline - IFAJ Star Prize award for agricultural photography sponsored by De Laval. Members make their own entries of one image in any of three categories - People, Production, Nature/Landscape. Images to have been published in 2013. Visit IFAJ website for full details and past winners; submit entries direct to IFAJ photo contest co-ordinator Allison Finnamore.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Deadline - Applications for the Guild's new entrants training scheme and awards sponsored and hosted by John Deere. Full details here or contact organiser Steve Mitchell, ASM PR on 024 7630 8912.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Council - The Guild's member representatives will have an online virtual meeting 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 11, 2014

Event - Guild Bangers 'n' Beer reception, Cereals Event, Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambs. Time: 5pm to 6.30pm. Details: Nikki Robertson, Guild general secretary.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Event - Guild early evening reception at the Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham. 5pm in the Media Centre. Details here or contact Liz Snaith.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Event - IFAJ 2014 pre-Congress Tour visiting farm and other rural enterprises in London and south-east England. Details: Here or from Nikki Robertson, Guild and IFAJ 2014 general secretary.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Event - the IFAJ World Congress - Innovations from a Small Island - comes to Britain. More than 200 journalists and professional comunicators working in the rural sector attend briefings and visit farms and other rural enterprises in north-east Scotland. Find out more here and on the IFAJ Congress 2014 website. Details: Nikki Robertson, Guild general secretary.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Event - IFAJ 2014 post-Congress Tour visiting farm and other rural enterprises in the Midlands and Welsh borders. Details: Here or from Liz Snaith, organising committee chairman or Nikki Robertson, Guild general secretary.

Friday, September 26, 2014

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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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/sponsorship secretary.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Deadline - Royalty claims to ALCS for UK published books and freelance articles. See here for details or visit the ALCS website.

Friday, December 12, 2014

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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