The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is now offering a JB Fairfax Award. This award scholarship available for Rural Journalism studies. The JB Fairfax Award is purposed to encourage university students pursuing a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The main requiremrnts of this award are: be an Australian citizen or permanent resident/ be enrolled to study in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree of relevance to rural affairs at an approved Australian education provider. Application deadline: 30 September, 2014(AEST Sydney time)
The JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism is established with main goal 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.
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.
Level and Field of Studies
Undergraduate and Postgraduate in the field journalism.
Place of Study: Australia
Eligibility and Criteria
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.
Applications open from July to September annually.
Website and Application Link