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ABP Agricultural Journalism Awards open for 2018 entries

Published on 24th July 2018

This year’s ABP Agricultural Journalism Awards, which recognise the best in British agricultural journalism - both written and broadcast, are now open for entries.

Kindly sponsored by ABP for the second year, the 2018 awards will be judged by a panel of leading industry figures and previous winners.

Results and winners will be announced at the Guild's annual Harvest Lunch in London on Thursday, 11 October.

“The agricultural media are fundamental to the fabric of food production and land management,” says Richard Phelps, Agriculture Director, ABP.

“We are delighted to continue our association with the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists and would like to wish all participants every success with the awards.”

Award categories

There are three award categories: Arable; Livestock and Grassland; and Environment and Rural. Each carries a £500 first prize.

Entries should have been published or broadcast in Great Britain between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018, and are limited to one entry per Guild member.

Nominations will be accepted from third parties (eg an editor or producer).

To enter, email one copy of your article or broadcast recording to BGAJ awards co-ordinator Jamie Day at jamie.day@agritradenews.co.uk no later than Friday, 8 September 2018.

Your entry must include the author’s name and contact telephone number, the title and date of the publication/broadcast, and a brief description of the purpose of the article.

2017 winners

The Arable category of the 2017 ABP Agricultural Journalism Awards was won by Phil Clarke for his Farmers Weekly article entitled "Chemical reaction" – a piece that explored the controversy around the reauthorisation of glyphosate.

The Livestock and Grassland winner was Rhian Price for her story on silage-making called "A cut above", also published in Farmers Weekly.

Freelance Emily Scaife (pictured above receiving her award) won the Environment and Rural Journalism category for her "Beyond the Farmgate" article in Farmers Guardian, described as “a touching story about a farmer, cancer and his journey”.

For more details about the 2017 winners, please click here.

Closing date for entries: Friday, 8 September 2018.

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