JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism

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The JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism aims to encourage university students to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO.  

The Award includes a scholarship of up to $10,000 and practical work experience at Rural Press and the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The winning article is published in a major rural publication.

Applicants for the Award must:

  • Be enrolled to study in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree of relevance to rural affairs at an approved Australian education provider
  • Submit a feature article of up to 1,200 words, exploring a contemporary issue, trend or activity of interest to rural and regional communities.  The feature must be of publication standard, including a minimum of four sources in the article
  • Submit a news article of up to 600 words on the topic "How should the farm sector respond to the rise of animal rights activism", The news article must be of publication standard, including a minimum of  three sources including a primary producer
  • Demonstrate an active interest in rural affairs and in pursuing a career in rural journalism upon graduation
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be aged 30 years or under

Click here to find out Who Benefits from this Award.  

Be inspired by Alison Francis and learn how her recent JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism has made a different to her study. Learn more

Applications open from July to September annually.


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