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BGAJ OFC eAlert - September 2012

Guild U35s initiative in partnership with

Oxford Farming Conference

Deadline: Tuesday, September 18

The Guild has forged a partnership with the Oxford Farming Conference to give a Guild member aged 35 or under the chance to create farmer video 'shorts' to introduce three of the main sessions at the next conference in January.

Apart from having this unique opportunity to showcase their skills, the winner will also receive a press ticket and accommodation for the conference, which is being held on January 2-4, 2013.

"The three farmers to be showcased have already been selected and have agreed to be interviewed by the winner," explains Guild member Julian Gairdner, an OFC director. "We will provide a video producer to shoot and edit each video into a two minute package, and cover any expenses incurred in visiting the farmers."

The Oxford Farming Conference will also provide a clear brief and assist in setting up the appointments, which will need to be held late September, early October.

The 2013 conference is titled: Confident farmers - delivering for society. The videos will concentrate on Farming in Society, Technology & Innovation, and Inspiration & Vision respectively.

What's in it for the selected Guild member?

1.  The opportunity for your name to be in front of 450 delegates at the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference - each video will carry your name and headshot image as an attribution

2.  The chance to develop your network and meet three inspiring farmers from around the UK 

3.  The opportunity to associate yourself with farming's leading conference.

4.  Develop your CV and skills by showing what you can do in the multi-media environment.

5.  Complimentary press pass to the 2013 Oxford Farming Conference including accommodation in University College Halls and tickets to attend the pre-conference dinner and post-debate supper (excludes the Oxtail Dinner and travel costs to and from the Oxford Farming Conference).

6.  Your travel and expenses for conducting the interviews for the videos will be met by the OFC.

7.  Your videos hosted after the conference on the OFC website.

To be considered for this unique opportunity, please email Julian Gairdner  by Tuesday, September 18 with a short paragraph explaining why you should be considered and what you could bring to the role.

The winning candidate will need to be available to film the videos on three separate dates in late September and October.

Guild deputy chairman, Jane Craigie comments: "This is a great opportunity to work with a professional video editor, to showcase the winner's journalism skills and be involved with this prestigious national conference."


Johann Tasker

01206 263807


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