Awards for Positive Images of Rural Women

27 August 1999

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministry of Women's Affairs have again combined to offer awards for the newspaper article and the photo (published since 1 October 1998) which best portray the real work of rural women.

There are two annual awards – one for a writer/journalist and one for a photographer.

The awards are to mark International Rural Women's Day on October 15. However, this year the awards will be presented a day early, on October 14, to coincide with the launch of the new name of WDFF (Women's Division of Federated Farmers).

The aim of the Rural Women's Day Photo and Journalism Awards is to encourage positive stories and photos of rural women and the work they do, such as running farms and managing rural businesses.

The image of rural women as portrayed in the media does not always accurately reflect the contribution they make either to farms or to rural communities. For example, more than half of the farms in New Zealand have at least one female owner, yet their efforts remain nearly invisible.

Each winner will receive an Air New Zealand Great Mystery Break weekend travel and accommodation package for two within New Zealand, kindly donated by Air New Zealand Business Travel.

Entries close on 1 October.

Inquires to:

Debbie Gee, Director, Corporate Communications, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (04) 474 4258

Entry forms from:

Jessie Goffin, PA to Director Corporate Communications, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (04) 474 4187, PO Box 2526, Wellington

  

 

Last Updated: 20 September 2010

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