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New Rural Journalism Award

New Rural Journalism Award

Applications are now open for the Rural Women New Zealand Award 2008, which has been established by the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators and Rural Women New Zealand.

The award recognises the important contribution women make (and have always made) in the rural community, either through their role in the farming sector or to the general rural environment, in its broadest interpretation.

Entries must be of two articles based on the theme of "rural women making a difference." This could be in the sense of community involvement or business.

Entries must have been published, broadcast or delivered in the 12 months to August 31, 2008.

Any New Zealand-based journalist or communicator is eligible to enter the award.

The winner will receive $500. Judging will be in September and the prize awarded at the Guild's 50th anniversary Awards Dinner in Wellington on 18 October 2008. Where necessary, the costs for the winner to travel to the AGM will be paid.

Full criteria and entry forms can be found on the Rural Women New Zealand website, www.ruralwomen.org.nz.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 19 September 2008.

ENDS

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