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Guild’s IAgrE Award launches for 2024 entries

28th March 2024

An award which recognises journalism showcasing the role of engineering in farming, food and energy production has opened for entries. Now in its 12th year, the Guild’s IAgrE Award is generously...

New podcast award to launch in 2024

28th March 2024

A new award which celebrates podcasts and the people behind the microphone has been launched by the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Kindly sponsored by specialist rural podcast production agency...

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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...

Rebecca Dawes named top PR Writer in Guild awards

Rebecca Dawes named top PR Writer in Guild awards

1st November 2023

PR expert Rebecca Dawes has been crowned PR Writer of the Year in the Guild’s 2023 Awards. Rebecca, of Jane Craigie Marketing, was awarded the prize at the Guild’s Harvest...

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...

Jane Carley wins 2023 IAgrE award

29th June 2023

Freelance journalist Jane Carley has won the IAgrE award for the best article or broadcast highlighting the vital role of engineering in modern food and energy production. The award is...

Entries open for 2023 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards

23rd March 2023

We are now calling for entries for the Guild’s 2023 Perkins Power on the Farm Awards – with a total prize fund of £3,700 shared between the two winners and...

2023 IAgrE award open for applications

23rd March 2023

An award which recognises journalism showcasing the role of engineering in farming, food and energy production has opened for entries. Now in its 11th year, the Guild’s IAgrE Award is...

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...