Nominations for the 2024 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program are now open – the deadline has been extended to 25th February 2024
All BGAJ members are automatically also members of the IFAJ so if you’re under 35 on 31st December ’24 then this is for you!
Young Leaders program recognizes young agricultural journalists (age 35 or younger as of December 31, 2024) who demonstrate excellence in our profession as well as outstanding leadership potential. This is more than a prestigious global award—it is also an invitation to participate in the upcoming IFAJ Congress as well as in a special Boot Camp, a program that combines leadership training, network development and story-gathering in the field in the days prior to Congress.
Applicants selected for the Young Leaders program will be registered free of charge (registration, hotel & meals) to attend the Young Leaders program in Wilderswil, Switzerland, which will be held from 11-13 August 2024, as well as the IFAJ Congress that follows from 14-18 August 2024 in Interlaken. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.
Each IFAJ member guild can nominate one candidate from those that apply to be considered for the award/program. An international panel of judges will evaluate all the candidates and select the 2024 Young Leaders. Judges will be looking for evidence of professional skill, achievements, leadership potential, guild involvement and interest in the program’s goals. They will also look for evidence that applicants can fully participate in the program in English.
Contact Olivia Cooper, our IFAJ rep on the BGAJ council, for any questions or assistance.