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IFAJ International Awards

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

Visit the IFAJ website for award details and watch for news items announcing awards and award deadlines here on the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ website.

The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ IFAJ representative is Jane Craigie, who may be contacted on 01466 780078 or by emailing

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association for agricultural journalists in 46 countries. IFAJ members embrace freedom of the press.

The IFAJ gives agricultural journalists and communicators a platform for professional development and international networking.

It also runs a number of awards:


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.

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The IFAJ Star Prize Photography award, sponsored by DeLaval, offers €500 and trophy to the winner, and a trophy to the runner-up. Members of the Guild can enter images themselves – see the IFAJ website for details.

The IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award is a €1000 scholarship towards the cost of attending an IFAJ Congress, hosted by a different country each year. Members under 35 years old are invited to apply in January each year.