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Fairfax rural journalism awards open

Written by JAC

Melody Pedler receives the award for rural journalism from JB Fairfax

Applications for the above award are open, and students from a rural or regional area, or with a strong interest in rural affairs, should strongly considering submitting a story.

SJC students Melody Pedler (2010) and Brooke Hargraves (2008) are previous winners.

SJC Industry Consultant Brad Turner is coordinating the UQ entries and is happy to help students interested in submitting work. He can be contacted at [email protected]; or 3346 8235.

The closing date for submissions is 30 September, but it is important to start work on stories now.

For more information, visit: http://www.rasf.org.au/whatwedo/JBFairfaxAward.html

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.

An award of up to $10,000 is provided along with practical work experience at Rural Press and the 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The winning article will be published in a major rural publication.

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