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Rural Photography Award 2008

13 August 2008

Rural Photography Award 2008

Applications have now opened for the Federated Farmers of New Zealand Rural Photography Award 2008, organised in conjunction with the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators.

This award is open to any New Zealand-based journalist, photo-journalist, or photographer and is not restricted to NZGAJC members. However, an entry fee of $25 is required for non-members. The prize is $750.

What is required for entry:
One photograph that:

 illustrates a rural event or activity – agricultural, horticultural, industry, human interest, on-farm/off-farm, or any activity reflecting life or work in rural New Zealand;
 has appeared in a newspaper or magazine;
 either supports a news or feature article or is a stand-alone photo with a simple caption;
 can be either black or white or colour;
 was published in the 12 months prior to 31 August 2008.
 This award is for agricultural news or feature photography. It does not include photographs taken for advertising or promotion use or for commercial use – for example calendars or brochures.

The judges will be considering entries against a number of different criteria, including composition, news value, impact, and relevance to the article it supports (if relevant).

Please provide:
• Three prints (black and white or colour) of your entry - A4 size or smaller.
• Three clippings from the newspaper/magazine it appeared in showing the images with the relevant article/caption.
• Three copies of a separate sheet with a brief description of the circumstances under which the photo was taken.

Closing date: Monday, 15 September.

Entries to be sent to:
Mail: The Awards Administrator, NZGAJC, P O Box 54 234, Wellington 5247.
Courier: Sue Miller, 112 Pope Street, Camborne, Wellington 5026.
Phone 04 233 1842, email:

Federated Farmers Rural Photography Award 2008


Entrant Details

Full name:

Home Address:

Current Employer:

Where/when entry was published:


Conditions of entry

Provide three prints of the image, three tear sheets from newspaper or magazine, three copies of the entry form and three copies of the background information.

Please confirm that the Guild has the right to reprint the winning entry and other selected entries to publicise the award, without reproduction or royalty charges but with credit given to the photographer and publication in which it appeared.

Approved by copyright holder (e.g. entrant, editor, chief photographer)

Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Signature of entrant:


Cheque for $25 attached if not a Guild member. To be made out to NZGAJC.

Deadline Monday, 15 September 2008. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on 18 October 2008.


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