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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

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Jez Fredenburgh among IFAJ Caterpillar scholars

Two agricultural journalists – including one from the UK – have been announced as Caterpillar Development Scholars in the second year of a joint programme between the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) and machinery…


2018 IFAJ Young Leaders Award open for entries

The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) has opened the application process for the 2018 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders Award. The accolade recognises outstanding young journalists who demonstrate potential to become leaders in…


IFAJ congress shines light on international agriculture

It was the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Alltech boot camp and IFAJ Congress in South Africa last year, writes Melanie Jenkins. I could quite happily go through everything –…


IFAJ 2016 - Stipend for young journalists

The Association of German Agricultural Journalists (VDAJ) has announced up to 10 stipends for qualified international journalists to participate in an exclusive programme prior to the IFAJ Congress 2016 in Bonn. The stipend will cover costs,…


Mike Abram wins 2013 IFAJ Star Prize

The IFAJ Star Prize for print journalism was won by Mike Abram, a Member of the British Guild, for an article published in Crops magazine on ways to adopt 'controlled traffic farming' - keeping vehicle wheelings to permanent tramlines to minimise…


Recognition for Guild Members in 2011 IFAJ Awards

Freelance photographer Guild member John Eveson was awarded a Distinguished Recognition as runner-up in the People category of the IFAJ Star Prize Photography award. The award, which is sponsored by DeLaval, is organised by the International…


Top accolade for John Eveson in 2010 IFAJ Awards

Another win for freelance photographer John Eveson. This time, he carried off the top award again, his all-action image of a young sheepdog trying to impose its will against a flighty ewe having been judged top of the Production category. John…


Members honoured in 2008 IFAJ Awards

Freelance photographer John Eveson won the Nature category of the Star Prize for Agricultural Photography with a landscape image published in Farmers Guardian showing a large herd of cows making its way along a zig-zag track to the milking parlour…


Guild winners scoop 2006 IFAJ Wards

The British Guild’s entry in the IFAJ Star Prize Journalism award, an article on one farmer’s approach to the single farm payment scheme, won the 2006 writing award. It was written by Andrew Blake (right) when working on Farmers Weekly’s arable…


Claire Powell named 2005 IFAJ Star Prize runner-up

The Star Prize journalism runner-up award was presented to Claire Powell, whose Press & Journalarticle covered a new cattle health scheme on the Orkneys.



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