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Star Prize for Rural Photography

The Australian Star Prize for Rural Photography is organised by the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) to recognise excellence in rural photography.

The Farm Writers’ Association of NSW will select one winner to compete in the national competition in each of the following categories:

  • People
  • Production: including photos of machinery or technical aspects of farming, plant and animal production, bio-energy etc.
  • Nature/landscape

The overall national winner will receive a cash prize of $1000, sponsored by the ACAJ.

The national winner in each category will compete in the international Star Prize for Agricultural Photography competition, run by the International Federation of Agricultural Jouralists. International winners will be announced during the annual IFAJ congress.

To be eligible, each entry must:

  • Be on an agricultural subject
  • Fit in one of the three categories
  • Have been published as editorial material in a printed publication or on the internet between 1 January and 31 December of the year in question.
  • May be either colour or black and white.
  • A photograph that was part of a photographic feature may also be entered, but only one photo from the feature may be entered.

Photos will be judged on creativity, quality and impact. Photographs in this contest should enhance the editorial message of the associated story or technical copy.

For more information and entry details contact Ben Waters: or 02 8247 8019.

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