Star Awards Conditions of Entry

  1. Entries must have been published or broadcast between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015.
  2. Entrants may reside anywhere in Australia, but entries must have a direct relevance to Victoria
  3. Each entry must be accompanied by a pdf or link that shows the published or broadcast work
  4. Each entry must be accompanied by an explanation, as specified on the entry form.
  5. Entrants may submit a maximum of three different entries per category
  6. Entrants may only submit an individual entry once – the same story cannot be entered into multiple categories.
  7. Photographic entries may be colour or black and white.
  8. Photo entries must include a Jpeg of the entry and a PDF of the page from the publication in which the photo appeared. The Jpeg must be no larger than 1mb and measure 300 DPI and 13 x 18 cms.
  9. The RPCV reserves the right to re-allocate an entry where it does not fit the criteria for its nominated category.
  10. Entry to the Awards is a benefit of RPCV membership, no entry fee applies to financial members of the RPCV. If you are not a member, you must become a member before entries close. 
  11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. Entrants into the Rabobank Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting and the Australian Star Prize for Rural Writing will go into the running for a national prize worth up to $6000. The prize includes registration, accommodation and airfares to the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists conference in Germany 13 to 17 July 2016. The theme of the 2016 IFAJ congress will be, "Sustainable Agriculture – Made in Germany" 
  13. Entrants into the Australian Star Prize for Rural Photography will go into the running for a national prize of $1000 cash.
  14. The winners of each category will be judged nationally and if successful receive national recognition. Winners at a state level will be presented with certificates.
  15. Entries close on Friday, 5th February 2016. 
  16. Late and hard copy entries will not be considered.