The Spanish Association of Agri-Food Journalists (APAE) has announced the twelfth edition of its journalism awards. The main development this year sees the creation of a new category: Agri-food Sustainability, with a prize of 1,000 euros. In this category, work must focus on sustainability within the agri-food sector, from an economic, social and/or environmental point of view.
The category has been added to the three existing categories: the general category, with a prize of 1,000 euros for the best text on production (agriculture, livestock, fisheries, inputs, etc.), industry, transport or food distribution; the Fruit and Vegetable category, with a prize of 1,000 euros for the best article on a specific fruit or vegetable theme; and the Innovation category, with a prize of 1,000 euros, for articles or journalistic reports on the application of new technologies in the agri-food sector.
Journalists working in the Spanish media are eligible to submit their candidacies for this award in their personal capacity. Only one journalistic work, column, article, chronicle, interview, report, etc. per person, published in Spanish and published in any Spanish media between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022, may be submitted. Original papers, copies of the publication or online articles, with the corresponding hyperlink, should be sent before 1 September 2022 by email to the following address: email@example.com.
APAE's journalistic awards are sponsored by the Fruit Attraction trade fair (award in the "Fruit and Vegetables" category), Corteva Agriscience (award in the "Innovation" category) and Cajamar (award in the "Agri-food Sustainability" category) in addition to counting with the collaboration of the Spanish Federation of Fruit and Vegetable Exporting Producers' Associations (FEPEX).
At the previous edition, María José Fuenteálamo was the winner in the "General" Category for her article The battle of one Quixote against fake Manchego cheese. In the "Fruit and Vegetables" category, the jury awarded the prize ex aequo to Toni Jiménez and José María Rodríguez for their articles The new Valencian market garden and The berry revolution respectively. To round off the proceedings, Ana Herrera, from the TV show Cuaderno Agrario, took home the award in the "Innovation" category for her report IFAPA makes progress in research on red berries.
The awards ceremony will take place at a conference organised by APAE as part of Fruit Attraction, which this year will be held from 4 to 6 October at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid.
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