Agricultural Journalism Awards Announced

The Guild of Agricultural Journalists has unveiled the details of the Guild of Agricultural Journalism Awards 2018.

The awards, which are held every two years, aim to encourage excellence in the coverage of farming, food and rural life on the island of Ireland. The Guild of Agricultural Journalism Awards are open to journalists in national and local media and also to consultants in the communications sector. Each entry will be assessed and scored by an independent judging panel* from across the industry overseen by Chairman of the judging panel Zoe Kavanagh, Chief Executive of the National Dairy Council (NDC).

Speaking at the launch of the awards, Zoe Kavanagh said: “These biennial awards are hugely important in acknowledging the expertise and creativity of our agri journalists and communicators. These professionals work tirelessly to understand the many complex issues facing the agri-food industry and present them to us, the industry and general public, in an engaging and easily digestible manner.” 

The awards are sponsored by FBD Insurance. Fiona Muldoon, CEO, FBD Insurance said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor the Guild of Agricultural Journalism Awardswhich celebrates the highest standards in agri-journalism. It has never been more important for journalism to communicate the issues clearly and to be of service to the agri-industry. FBD Insurance is proud to work alongisde the Guild of Agri Journalists on this important event.”

There are attractive cash prizes for the winners in all categories and the Overall Award, “The Bull” Bronze Trophy, plus cash prize, is presented to the Category Winner deemed to be of exceptional merit by the adjudicating panel.

For more details and to review the catogories and entry forms, visit