The JB Fairfax Award for Rural Journalism aims to encourage university students to pursue a career in rural journalism upon graduation. The Award was established through a private donation from Mr John B Fairfax AO. The Award includes a scholarship of up to $10,000 and practical work experience at Rural Press and the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The winning article is published in a major rural publication.
-Be enrolled to study in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree of relevance to rural affairs at an approved Australian education provider -Submit a feature article of up to 1,200 words, exploring a contemporary issue, trend or activity of interest to rural and regional communities. -Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident -Be aged 30 years or under