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British Guild of Agricultural Journalists Awards

The Guild runs a number of highly prestigious and respected annual awards to recognise and celebrate the best agricultural journalism and communications.

Award categories are listed below, together with links to further details, information on how to enter and write-ups about recent winners.

The Guild's Awards secretary is Jamie Day, who can be contacted on 01727 836924 or by emailing jamie.day@agritradenews.co.uk.

 

Award categories

Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award

The Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award is the Guild's top award and its highest and most prestigious accolade – presented annually to a Guild Member who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to agricultural communications. Read more....

 

BGAJ John Deere Training Award

Sponsored by John Deere, BGAJ Training Award presents a perpetual trophy and £250 prize (plus £100 to the runner-up) to the author of the best article written during the Guild's new entrants training course on agricultural and horticultural journalism. Read more...

 

ABP Agricultural Journalism Awards

Sponsored by ABP, the Guild's Agricultural Journalism Awards recognise excellence in three categories – Arable communications; Grassland/Livestock communications; and Environment/Rural Affairs communications. Read more...

 

Guild Photography Award

The Guild’s Photography Award recognises excellence in the composition, content and technical aspects of photographing agricultural and other rural subjects. Awarded annually, members can enter one image per category. Read more...

 

IAgrE Award

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) offers a £1000 prize fund for the best articles or broadcasts on the application of engineering within the land based sector – which encompasses agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and environment. Read more...

 

IFAJ Awards

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists stages a number of writing and photography competitions for Members of its affiliated organisations, including the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Read more...

 

Joe Watson Legacy Fund

The Joe Watson Legacy Fund aims to improve the understanding of agriculture and provide better education for journalism and communication. Read more

 

Keenan Alltech Farming Innovation Award

A £2000 prize fund for the winner and runner-up for the best articles or broadcasts on innovative thinking or practices in agriculture. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the 12 months to 30 June in the year that the award is presented. Read more...

 

Omnia Precision Farming Award

Sponsored by crop protection specialists Hutchinsons Omnia precision agronomy services, the Omnia Precision Farming Award is is open to any Guild Member who has had a feature published on the use of precision farming technologies. Read more...

 

Perkins Global Innovation Scholarship

The Perkins Global Innovation Scholarship supports international travel and professional development opportunities for Members of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Read more...

 

Perkins Power on the Farm Award

Awarded annually, the Perkins Power on the Farm Award offers a £3750 prize fund for articles or broadcasts covering 'farm power' in all its forms. Read more...

 

Red Tractor Assurance Public Engagement Award

This award celebrates excellence in print and broadcast journalism covering the many ways farmers engage with the public to put across positive messages about farming and food production. Read more...

 

Stuart Seaton Regional Newspaper & Journalist

This coveted award celebrates the work of regional newspapers that devote work some of their pages to coverage of farming and rural affairs – and the information and insight they provide to farmers and the non-farming public alike. Read more...

 

Civil awards and decorations

Accolades and awards presented by other organisations in recognition of the work and contribution made by Members of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Read more...

 

Industry Awards

Publishing, photography and journalism award successes for Guild members and publications. Read more...

 

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BSPB Award

The British Society of Plant Breeders award recognises innovation in plant breeding and seed technologies that highlights the application and impact of plant breeding. Read more...

 

Merial Open Book Award

Sponsored by Merial, the 'Open Book' Award was a award enabling Guild Members to travel and study an aspect of agriculture abroad. Read more...

 

NFU Horticultural Writers of the Year Award

Sponsored by the National Farmers Union of England and Wales, the NFU Horticultural Writers of the Year Award recognised excellence in horticultural journalism. Read more...

 

NOAH Animal Health & Welfare Journalism Award

A £1000 prize fund for written and broadcast news stories and features highlighting critical aspects of animal health, welfare, management and care. Read more...

 

Press Release of the Year Award

Organised by the Guild's Midlands branch, the Press Release of the Year Award recognised and encouraged excellence in the writing and distribution of press releases. Read more...

 

Tetra Pak Processing Solutions Award

The Tetra Pak Processing Solutions Award recognised articles documenting the ingenuity and resilience of farmers looking to add value and diversify to their agricultural operations. Read more...

 

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