JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism

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 on one of the following topics
    Topic 1: Should we develop Northern Australia as a major agricultural production area?
    Topic 2: Are youth suicide rates in rural and regional area preventable ?
    Topic 3: Do urban communities care about Australian agriculture?
    The feature article must be up to 1,200 words, be written to publication standard and includes a minimum of four information sources.
  • Submit a News article: write a strong news article relating to Australian agriculture, of up to 600 words. Please include a minimum of three sources including one primary producer. The article must be original and not previously published.
  • 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

 

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

 

Applications open from July to September annually for the following academic year.


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