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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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Deadline - Entries for Yara Journalism Awards. Three classes - Arable/Vegetable Crops; Grassland/Livestock; Environment/Rural Issues. Prizes - £1000 to each winner and a place at the Guild's Harvest Service & Lunch on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Full details and entry form on the Yara awards web page.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Deadline - Article and broadcast entries for Guild's Richard Keenan award reporting innovation in any aspect of agriculture. £1000 prize fund and a ticket for the Guild Harvest Service & Lunch on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to the winners. Details.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Deadline - Nominations for the Guild's Netherthorpe Award to a Member in recognition of an outstanding and sustained contribution to the dissemination of knowledge and understanding about agriculture. See the Netherthorpe Award web page for more details and past winners, and to download a nomination.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Event - IFAJ 2014 pre-Congress Tour visiting London, Kew Millenium Seed Bank, Leckford Estate, Rothamsted Research, Smithfield Market. Details.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Event - the IFAJ World Congress comes to Britain - Innovations from a Small Island will involve more than 200 journalists and professional comunicators working in the rural sector in countries around the World attend briefings and visit farms and other rural enterprises in north-east Scotland. Details.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Event - IFAJ 2014 post-Congress Tour visiting farm and other rural enterprises in the Midlands and Welsh borders. Details.

Friday, September 19, 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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Event - Guild CPD Photography Workshop - Take that camera off Auto! Training, tips and advice on SLR and Bridge camera modes, composition and lighting, coping with different subject matter. Fordhall Organic Farm, Market Drayton, Shropshire 10am-5pm. £90 including refreshments and lunch. Details and booking form. All places on the workshop have been booked.

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 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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Event - Agri food news, views and dramas: what interests the media, how is it reported and how to respond. Joint meeting of Midlands branch and Chartered Institute of Marketing - Food, Drink & Agriculture; all Guild Members and Friends welcome. 7pm Royal Pavillion, Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks CV8 2LG. Register with Midlands secretary Liz Snaith.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Deadline - Entries for ENAJ Young Journalists Contest for an article on a CAP topic. Top three win a place at the DG Agri Ag-Press networking event in Brussels, January/February 2015; winner also invited to all DG Agri press facility trips in 2015. Open to Members of the Guild aged 35 or less at the end of this year. Details here. Entries to Ben Briggs, Guild council U35s co-ordinator.

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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