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Crawford Fund 2013 Food Security Journalism Award

The Crawford Fund has joined with the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) to launch a competition that aims to encourage working Australian journalists to investigate the important roles that agricultural research, training and rural development play in global food security. The prize is a 'seeing is believing' visit to a developing country. The Fund has been supporting journalists to visit developing countries for some years and this award is part of that ongoing effort.To encourage working journalists to investigate the challenges and opportunities in providing positive responses to improved food security and raise awareness on the important role of agricultural research, training and rural development, the Crawford Fund is joining with the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists to support a competition open to working Australian journalists (either print or electronic), to submit a piece of completed work that is published/broadcast within the 12 months prior to the closing date of Friday, 31 May 2013 on an issue related to food security.Entries will be judged by a panel of three and their decision will be final. The winning journalist will be provided with a Crawford Fund organised and funded visit to a developing country to view and report on Australian and international work underway with a focus on food security.The journalist should have the support of their employer to undertake an overseas visit of approximately 10 days' duration at a mutually convenient time within six months of the announcement of the winner, and for the work from the visit to be considered for publication/broadcast.Further information about the Crawford fund and entry conditions, selection process, selection criteria and additional rules for this award can be found on this downloadable PDF here.
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