At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Current Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Coursework
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens

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.

Award value:
practical work experience at Rural Press and the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Applications open: 
1 July 2016
Applications close: 
30 September 2016
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to be considered for this award, applicants 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: How should farmers mitigate against the drought?
      Topic 2: How should we make Canberra politicians more involved in rural and regional policies?
      Topic 3: Is agriculture secure, through quarantine, of imported pests and diseases?
      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 or Blog Post: write a strong news article or blog post 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.
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.
Award benefits: 
Work Experience