Shortlist for 2018 Guild of Agricultural Journalism Awards announced

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Winners to be revealed at awards dinner on Friday 2nd November 2018

25th October 2018: The Guild of Agricultural Journalists today announced the shortlist for the Guild of Agricultural Journalism Awards 2018 which take place in the Castleknock Hotel, Dublin on next Friday 2nd November. The awards are held every two years and aim to encourage excellence in the coverage of farming, food and rural life on the island of Ireland. The shortlist of 28 entries was selected by an independent judging panel of industry and media experts, chaired by Zoe Kavanagh, Chief Executive of the National Dairy Council.

More than 200 submissions across nine distinct categories were received touching on topics as diverse as the impact of Brexit and extreme weather to features on veganism and hidden homelessness.

“The judging panel were really impressed with the quality and breadth of reporting displayed across the categories this year. From breaking news items and well researched investigative reports right through to human interest features, the applications demonstrated the wealth of talent that we have here in Ireland working in ag-media. Noticeably, there was a huge uplift in the digital category, which reflects the changing landscape of media in Ireland,” Chair of the Judging Panel, Zoe Kavanagh, Chief Executive, NDC commented.

The winner in each category will be announced at a dinner and awards ceremony, sponsored by FBD Insurance, on Friday 2nd November 2018. Following the category winner announcements the overall award, “The Bull” Bronze Trophy plus a cash prize, will be presented to the category winner deemed to be of exceptional merit by the adjudicating panel.

Ciara Leahy, Chair of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists said, “Our awards continue to get bigger each year, leading to healthy competition within the industry. The quality of content this year has been extremely impressive and I know in the coming days, there will be much talk of the shortlisted journalists and communicators, and who will win the impressive Bull, the coveted overall prize. This year, we will also welcome 25 members of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists to our awards ceremony. These journalists travelling from across Europe, America and Canada are visiting Ireland to learn about our agricultural industry and it coincides perfectly with the biggest event in our calendar.”

Guild of Agricultural Journalism Awards 2018 Shortlist

Television

  • BREXIT – FARMING ON THE EDGE (Crawford McCann Ltd for RTE)
  • VEGAN v. FARMER (Ear To The Ground, Independent Pictures, RTE)
  • RARE BREED – A FARMING YEAR (Crawford McCann for BBC)

Print – News Article

  • EXPOSED – KERRY’S REVENUE (Thomas Hubert and Pat O’Toole, Irish Farmer’s Journal)
  • INSPECTOR BULLYING SERIES (Thomas Hubert, Irish Farmer’s Journal)
  • INSPECTIONS CRACKDOWN (Caitriona Morrissey, Irish Farmer’s Journal)

Radio

  • WE CAN BE FARMERS TOO (Aisling O’Brien, Radio Kerry)
  • OH, SUGAR, SUGAR (Monica Hayes, KCLR fm)
  • A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF MY GRANNY (Hannah Quinn Mulligan, BBC)
  • THE FODDER CRISIS (Damien O’Reilly, Countrywide, RTE)

Print – Feature

  • HIDDEN HOMELESSNESS (Anne O’Donoghue and Tracey Donaghey, Irish Farmer’s Journal)
  • IRELAND’S INFANT FORMULA SECTOR (Eoin Lowry and Lorcan Allen, Irish Farmer’s Journal)
  • VETS SHORTAGE FOR IRISH FARMS (Peter McCann, Irish Farmer’s Journal)

Targeted Communications

  • SAVE OUR SUCKLERS (Adam Woods, Irish Farmer’s Journal)
  • MACRA FARM SAFETY CAMPAIGN (Joe Coffey, Macra Na Feirme)
  • A SLURRY TRAGEDY – ONE YEAR ON (Agriland Team)

Technical

  • FARM BUILDINGS MAGAZINE (Peter Varley, Irish Farmer’s Journal)
  • STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (Padraig O’Connor and Mark Moore, Today’s Farm)
  • POTENTIAL OF EWE LAMBS AS BREEDING STOCK (Tim Keady, Today’s Farm)

Online

  • YOUR PAST SHOULD NOT LIMIT YOUR FUTURE (Claire McCormack, Agriland)
  • HURRICANE OPHELIA (News Team, Irish Farmers Journal)
  • FERTILISER FOCUS – HOLDING ON TO THE COUNTRY’S DEROGATION (Siobhan Walsh, Agriland)

Best Coverage of a Guild Event

  • MASH DIRECT CONSIDERS NEW EXPORT BASE AFTER BREXIT (Chris McCullough, Belfast Telegraph)
  • ENGAGING OUR AUDIENCE THROUGH THE MAGIC OF MOJO (Agri Aware)
  • CONACRE NOT TO BLAME FOR ALL OF NI’s FERTILITY ISSUES (Rachel Martin, Agriland)

Photography

  • DUAL HARVEST (Philip Doyle, Irish Farmer’s Journal)
  • COWS WERE STILL HARD AT WORK TONIGHT (Harold Kingston/Macra na Feirme)
  • CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATIONS (Julien Behal Photography)

Awards 2018

  • 11-EU9A8902
  • 12-EU9A8904
  • 13-EU9A8920
  • 14-EU9A8926
  • 15-EU9A8931
  • 16-EU9A8937
  • 17-EU9A8941
  • 2-EU9A8863
  • 20-EU9A8954
  • 21-EU9A8957
  • 23-EU9A8970
  • 24-EU9A8972
  • 25-EU9A8983
  • 27-EU9A9002
  • 28-EU9A9006
  • 29-EU9A9010
  • 3-EU9A8865
  • 30-EU9A9015
  • 32-EU9A9031
  • 33-EU9A9038
  • 35-EU9A9054
  • 36-EU9A9058
  • 37-EU9A9066
  • 39-EU9A9090
  • 4-EU9A8870
  • 41-EU9A9095
  • 44-EU9A9128
  • 47-EU9A9147
  • 48-EU9A9189
  • 51-EU9A9199
  • 52-EU9A9207
  • 55-EU9A9216
  • 56-EU9A9219
  • 57-EU9A9225
  • 58-EU9A9235
  • 59-EU9A9241
  • 6-EU9A8877
  • 60-EU9A9246
  • 61-EU9A9252
  • 62-EU9A9261
  • 63-EU9A9274
  • 65-EU9A9297
  • 66-EU9A9315
  • 68-EU9A9334
  • 7-EU9A8882
  • 74-EU9A9362
  • 76-EU9A9368
  • 77-EU9A9379
  • 8-EU9A8890
  • 9-EU9A8894