This year’s ABP Agricultural Journalism Awards – which recognise the best in British written and broadcast agricultural journalism – are now open for entries.
Kindly sponsored by ABP for the second year, the 2019 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, due to be held in London on Thursday, 17 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.”
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 2018 and 30 June 2019, and are limited to one entry per Guild member.
Nominations will be accepted from third parties, such as an editor or producer.
To enter, email one copy of your article or broadcast recording to BGAJ awards co-ordinator Jamie Day at email@example.com no later than Friday, 13 September 2019.
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.
The arable category in 2018 was won by freelance Louise Impey (pictured above) for her Farmers Weekly article on the benefits of arable business collaboration.
Arable runner-up was freelance Adam Clarke for a Farmers Weekly article on how a grower made his own fertiliser.
Freelance Sarah Alderton won the livestock category for her Farmers Weekly article on one farm’s battle to survive Mycoplasma Bovis disease, with Farmers Guardian’s Olivia Midgley runner-up for an article on the battle against Bovine TB.
The rural affairs / environment category was won by Farmers Guardian’s Alex Black for an article about farming on the Irish border, a topic which remains at the heart of ongoing Brexit negotiations.
Runner-up was freelance Olivia Cooper for an article called “The return of the milkman”, published in The Furrow magazine.
For more details about the 2018 winners, please click here.
The closing date for 2019 entries is Friday, 13 September 2019.