Crawford Fund 2022 Food Security Journalism Award – Take Two

June 23, 2022

Good News! As we have missed our 2020 and 2021 journalism awards due to COVID we are pleased to offer two awards in 2022.

Our Food Security Journalism Award enables a journalist to undertake a ‘seeing is believing’ visit to agriculture for development projects in the field, and interact with passionate students, researchers, and local farmers, and then share their stories with the Australian public.

There are significant impacts and outcomes to share which demonstrate the difference agricultural research and capacity building are making in changing the lives and livelihoods of those in our region.

Entries may touch on any topics that relate to the theme of global food security – food supply, production, R&D, trade, food loss and waste, biosecurity, training, policy issues etc – , but should not have just an Australian food security/supply focus.

We look forward to sharing stories from our Food Security Journalism Award winners, including those from Tom Major, a journalist with ABC News, Analysis and Investigations, who won the award earlier this year for his article,“Can golden rice prove agricultural science has a role in ending malnutrition?”

Eligible applicants submit a piece of completed work on an issue related to food security and nutrition that is published (either in print, broadcast or online) between 30 April 2022 through to 27 July, 2022. 

Entries should be submitted to the Fund’s Director of Outreach, Ms Cathy Reade by COB Friday, 29 July, to be considered by a reviewing/judging panel.

We appreciate that there are complexities with travel to developing countries, particularly since the outbreak of COVID-19. The overseas destination will be identified by the Fund as safe for travel for agreement by the journalist.  DFAT travel advice will be adhered to at all times. Proof of fulfillment of country requirements for COVID-19 vaccination will be required of the journalist. Travel will not be undertaken to countries requiring quarantining. Our Director of Outreach accompanies the winner and develops the program for the visit in consultation with the winner and Australian and international project partners.

The winner will be announced at our annual conference in August. Further details, including the application and judging processes, are available here.