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Guild Members celebrate success at IFAJ awards

By 13th July 2018July 27th, 2023No Comments

Guild Members enjoyed a hugely successful evening of wins at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists awards on Wednesday (11 July).

The IFAJ stages a number of writing and photography competitions for members of its affiliated organisations, including the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

The IFAJ Star Prize Journalism award, sponsored by John Deere, offers €500 and a trophy to the winner, and a trophy to the runner-up.

One entry from each member country competes in a ‘World Championship’ of agricultural journalism.

Guild officers select what they consider to be the most effective entry from among articles that have won one of the Guild awards during the qualifying period.

British Guild Members won seven 2018 IFAJ awards:

1. James Andrews won the Caterpillar IFAJ Agtech Reporting Award 

2. Peter Hill was Highly Commended in the same award 

3. Nancy Nicholson won the IFAJ Star Prize for Broadcast Audio

4. John Eveson won first prize for the photography of people award 

5. Marcello Garbagnoli won second prize in the same category 

6. Ruth Rees won first prize for the Photography Production category 

7. Craig Stephen won second place in the same category, for a photograph entered by IFJ Scotland.

Jane Craigie, who represents the Guild on the IFAJ council, said: “I’m thrilled – the Guild should be dead proud of these achievements on this international stage.”