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Entries for 2020 SA & NT Rural Media Awards now open (Sept 2020)

Entries for the prestigious 2020 SA & NT Rural Media Awards are now being accepted and winners have the opportunity to have their work compete on the world stage.

As major sponsor of the Awards, Rural Business Support is keen to promote high quality journalism, photography and communication as a key mechanism to achieving greater understanding of the rural sector.

2020 will be the 25th year the Rural Media Awards have been conducted.

In accord with the changing profile of information distribution across both rural and urban communities, this year’s Awards recognise the growing role of communicators as an adjunct to the traditional profession of journalism.

With a total cash prize pool of $6,500 plus the opportunity to compete at national and international level, the 2020 SA & NT Rural Media Awards are considered by Rural Media & Communicators SA/NT to be the pinnacle of achievement for rural writers, broadcasters and photographers.

Entries close on 1st November 2020.

Further information and entry forms can be accessed via the “Awards” tab on this website, or if accessing remotely, at


How are farmers in Israel coping under the extended COVID-19 lockdown? - Colin Lotzof (August 2020)

The small country of Israel has an advanced agriculture sector, including the innovative practice of milking cows up to five times a day and maintaining the herd under cover.

However during a second wave of COVID-19, this country has needed to be more adaptable than ever.

In this “Landline to the World” interview, ABC Landline senior reporter Prue Adams uses the epitome of ‘global social distancing technology’ - a personal computer linkage, to talk with Israel agricultural consultant Colin Lotzof about the effect of a second wave of COVID-19 in that country.

Click here to view Prue Adams' ABC Landline interview with Colin Lotzof

How are farmers in Sweden coping under the extended COVID-19 lockdown? - Lena Johansson (August 2020)

Sweden has approached the COVID-19 pandemic differently from other countries - but it's got one of the highest per capita casualty rates in the world.

How is agriculture coping under the strain?  In this latest episode of "Landline to the World", Prue Adams finds out.

Current President of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, Lena Johansson lives in Sweden and provides a valuable insight on how the COVID-19 situation is impacting the agricultural sector in that country.

Click here to view Prue Adams' ABC Landline interview with Lena Johansson

RMSA's NFF President Fiona Simson webinar successful (July 2020)

Rural Media South Australia's first attempt at hosting an online Webinar meeting was successfully accomplished, attracting thirty three participants.

Moderated online by RMSA President, Leigh Radford OAM who was physically located in Adelaide SA, the webinar featured President of the National Farmers Federation, Fiona Simson located in Armidale NSW.

NFF President, Fiona Simson

RMSA President & online webinar moderator, Leigh Radford OAM



How are farmers in Argentina coping under the extended COVID-19 lockdown? - Addy Rossi (June 2020)

The farmers of Argentina could supply the world with hand sanitiser... but they're struggling to cope with one of the longest COVID-19 lockdowns in the world.

As part of the "Landline to the World" series of online interviews examining the effect of COVID-19 across the globe, Argentinian agricultural journalist Addy Rossi speaks with Australian based ABC Television Landline reporter Prue Adams about the situation in Argentina.

Click here to view Prue Adams' ABC Landline interview with Addy Rossi


Upcoming meetings

Rural Media & Communicators SA/NT aims to provide a genuine focus for rural issues, combined with a forum for networking between the highest levels of agribusiness, government, media and rural producers.

Members and guests are encouraged to note the following date in their diaries:

2020 Meetings

Friday 11th December 2020
2020 SA & NT Rural Media Awards & RMC SA/NT Christmas Dinner
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm
(Goyder Mezzanine Function Room, Adelaide Showground, Wayville)