At a glance
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.
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.
How to apply
Submit your online application by midnight 30 September 2016 (AEST - Sydney time).Applications close:30 September 2016Before you apply:
- You are encouraged to read the definitive rules for this scholarship prior to application, in particular any specific eligibility conditions and check the FAQs if you have any questions.
Enquiries about this scholarshipContact:Royal Agricultural Society of NSW(02) 9704 1232