The European Network of Agricultural Journalists has launched its first video contest, encouraging its members to submit entries that provide insight into agriculture’s diversity across Europe.
Inspired by the topic of this year’s ENAJ Forum, Women in Agriculture, videos should seek to explore the subject – what it means, its reality, initiatives that promote and support it – as it applies to agriculture within their country.
Members of the British Guild – which now holds associate status with ENAJ, following Brexit – are invited to submit up to two videos on the subject, each of which should be between 1:30 and 3:00 minutes in length.
“Video is now accepted as a valid news medium. Short videos are everywhere because smartphones are everywhere,” says Adrian Bell, ENAJ representative.
“Journalists use them as a supplementary tool across media channels as well as social media. But while it’s never been easier to create video content, the quality expected of them has grown significantly. Viewers won’t stick around for sub-standard productions.
“ENAJ’s launched this contest to showcase agricultural journalists’ video production skills and promote high standards, with content that can capture the attention of farmers and the public alike.”
Submitted videos will be screened at ENAJ’s annual forum, to be held in Brussels in December, and subsequently posted on the ENAJ website and social media channels. The best video will be rewarded with a free registration for the first of ENAJ’s 2023 Low-Budget Press Trips (venue to be confirmed).
- Entries must be filmed on a smartphone and produced individually by a Guild member, or collectively by a group of Guild members
- Each entry should be accompanied by a brief written explanation of the video and a signed release waiver to ENAJ
- Videos should be between 1:30 and 3:00 minutes long
- Closing date is 30th September 2022
- Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org