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IFAJ Star Prize 2024

12th February 2024

Reflecting the many ways agricultural journalists and communicators reach their audiences around the globe, IFAJ’s contests celebrate excellence in print, photography, audio, video and online media. In 2024, IFAJ are...

IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders program nominations are open

18th January 2024

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...

2023 winner of the BGAJ John Deere Training Award: Marina Schjoett

Marina Schjoett wins 2023 BGAJ John Deere Training Award with robot article

10th November 2023

The 2023 winner of the BGAJ John Deere Training Award has been announced as Marina Schjoett, with Tom Woolman claiming the runner-up place. Marina is a recent Harper Adams University...

Jane Carley wins 2023 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award

6th November 2023

Farmers Guardian journalist Jane Carley has won the 2023 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award for an article looking at the use of field robots on farms across the UK. Her article, titled Growing...

Jake Freestone wins inaugural Caroline Drummond Award

31st October 2023

Worcestershire farm manager Jake Freestone has won the first Caroline Drummond Award in recognition of his dedication to sharing his passion for farming and improving agricultural sustainability with farmers and...

Top stories recognised in Guild’s 2023 Agricultural Journalism Awards

31st October 2023

The talents of some of the Guild’s top writers were recognised at the BGAJ annual Harvest Lunch in October when winners of the 2023 Agricultural Journalism Awards were announced. The...

Talented photographers snap top BGAJ photography awards

27th October 2023

  The work of talented photographers from across the Guild has been recognised in the 2023 BGAJ Photography Awards. In the livestock category, Farmers Guardian’s Marcello Garbagnoli scooped the top...

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BGAJ Harvest Service and Lunch; what’s that all about then?

11th September 2023

  If you’re a member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists, it will not have passed you by that there’s an annual event that everyone seems to talk about. The...

Jane Craigie wins IFAJ Star Prize

Jane Craigie wins IFAJ Star Prize

25th August 2023

Jane Craigie (UK) and Merveille Kakule Saliboko (DRC) receive International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Star Prizes for Digital Media The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) awarded two first-place recognitions...

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Members invited to enter PR Writer of the Year Award

16th August 2023

The 2023 PR Writer of the Year Award is open for entries PR Writer of the Year, now in its third year, is open to all PR professionals who work...

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2023 Hutchinsons Omnia Precision Agronomy Award

16th August 2023

  The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ 2023 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award, sponsored by Hutchinsons is open for entries. Award entries are open to any Guild member who has had...

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Photography Awards 2023

16th August 2023

The Guild’s Photography Awards are now open for entries from members who are either full-time professional photographers or who take photographs as part of their work. Images can also be...

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2023 BGAJ Agricultural Journalism Awards

16th August 2023

This year’s Agricultural Journalism Awards – which recognise the best in British written and broadcast agricultural journalism – are now open for entries. Sponsored this year by the Guild, the...

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2023 Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award

16th August 2023

Nominations are open for the 2023 Netherthorpe Communicator of the Year Award – the Guild’s most prestigious accolade which recognises members who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to agricultural...

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Applications open for LEAF Public Engagement Award 2023

21st July 2023

Entries are now open for the Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ Public Engagement Award and members are encouraged to apply before the deadline on 1 September. The award, now in its...

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BGAJ John Deere course kickstarts media careers for 12 trainee journalists

18th July 2023

A dozen aspiring journalists have completed the 2023 BGAJ John Deere Training Course, marking an important first step in their media careers. The three-day event was led by journalism lecturer...

The Caroline Drummond Award open for applications

24th February 2023

The Caroline Drummond Award – Celebrating and Communicating Farming Excellence. Supported by The British Guild of Agricultural Journalists, The Institute of Agricultural Management and Linking Environment And Farming The search is...

Applications open for 2023 BGAJ John Deere Training Award

9th January 2023

The next generation of agricultural communicators are being offered an eye-opening introduction to the world of journalism and public relations thanks to the 2023 British Guild of Agricultural Journalists’ John Deere Training...

Guild photographers scoop awards in annual BGAJ competition

2nd December 2022

Work by some of the Guild’s talented agricultural photographer members has been recognised in the BGAJ 2022 Photography Awards, sponsored by Reverberate PR. Freelancer Wayne Hutchison won the livestock category...

2022 LEAF Public Engagement Award winner announced

1st November 2022

Farmers Guardian’s Emily Ashworth has scooped the top prize in the 2022 LEAF Public Engagement Award. The award celebrates celebrates the work of journalists, broadcasters and podcasters who shine a...

Charlotte Cunningham wins 2022 Omnia Precision Agronomy Award

1st November 2022

Freelance journalist Charlotte Cunningham has won the 2022 Omni Precision Agronomy Award, sponsored by Hutchinson’s. Charlotte won the award for an article published by CPM magazine, looking at the latest...

Winner announced for 2022 Stuart Seaton Award

1st November 2022

Farm North-East editor Eddie Gillanders has been awarded the 2022 Stuart Seaton award. Established in memory of Stuart Seaton, the founding editor of Farmers Guardian, and recognises regional coverage of...

Adrian Bell wins Guild’s 2022 PR Award

1st November 2022

PR specialist Adrian Bell has been awarded the BGAJ 2022 PR Writer of the Year award. Adrian scooped the top prize, sponsored by Oxtale founder Amy Jackson, for a feature...

Winners announced for 2022 Agricultural Journalism Awards

27th October 2022

The Guild’s 2022 Agricultural Journalism Awards were announced at the Guild’s annual Harvest Lunch in October. The arable category was won by Crop Production Magazine editor Lucy de la Pasture for...