IFAJ Contests Are Open for Entries!

It’s that magical time of year again…IFAJ contest time! Now is a perfect time to reflect on your best work and to engage in some friendly competition and professional development by putting your top work up against some of the best agricultural journalism in the world.

Every entrant into IFAJ’s contests will receive feedback from the judges, and winners will receive prizes, as well as the right to say that they are global superstars.


IFAJ Star Prize Awards

The IFAJ Star Prize program includes awards for work in print, broadcast and online media. Please note these basic contest requirements:

  • The Star Prize for Photography is open to any individual who belongs to an IFAJ member guild. There are three categories: People, Production and Nature/Landscape.
  • Individual journalists/communicators who are members of IFAJ member guilds may also enter their work in the IFAJ Star Prize for Digital Media.
  • In the Star Prizes for Print, Broadcast (Audio) and Broadcast (Video), IFAJ member guilds may submit one entry for each contest. No individual entries will be considered.
  • The 2019 Star Prize contest juries will judge work published, broadcast or posted between 1 January and 31 December 2018.

Judging will be conducted in English. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, John Deere and Rabobank, entries will be translated without cost to the guilds or individuals entering them. Just submit your work in its original language and let us know you would like IFAJ to take care of the translation.

Entry deadline for the Star Prize contests is 23 February, 2019.  Online entry forms are available on the IFAJ website.


IFAJ/Caterpillar Ag Tech Reporting Award

For the second year, IFAJ and Caterpillar are proud to present the IFAJ/Caterpillar Ag Tech Reporting Award program. This contest is open to individual entries—one per person or team. Entries may be print, broadcast, digital or multimedia, as long as they are single stories (not series).

Entries should cover some aspect of applying new technology in agriculture. (That could be machinery, data, crop protection products, seeds/genetics, veterinary medicine, breeding…so many topics.)

In addition to entries from individual journalists, guilds may enter works to the contest on their members’ behalf.

As with the IFAJ Star Prizes, entries for the IFAJ/Caterpillar Ag Tech Reporting Award program will be translated into English free of charge at the request of the entrant. Please note the procedure on the online application form.

Entry deadline for the IFAJ-Caterpillar Ag Tech Reporting Award is 23 February, 2019.  An online entry form is available on the IFAJ website.

Please contact Steve Werblow, IFAJ secretary-general, with questions about the contests.

Joseph Gakpo of Ghana received last year's Star Prize for Broadcast (Video)