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14 June 2023

APAE announces the 13th edition of its journalism awards

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Fruit Attraction, Corteva Agriscience and Cajamar are the sponsors of these awards, with the collaboration of FEPEX. The awards ceremony will take place during Fruit Attraction, which will be held at the IFEMA MADRID exhibition centre from 3 to 5 October.

The Spanish Association of Agri-Food Journalists (APAE) has announced the thirteenth edition of its journalism awards. Like last year, there will be four categories:

  • The general category, with a prize of 1,000 euros for the best piece on production (agriculture, livestock, fishing, inputs, etc.), industry, transport or food distribution.
  • The Fruit and Vegetables category, consisting of a prize of 1,000 euros for the best article on a specific fruit or vegetable topic.
  • The Innovation category, with a prize of 1,000 euros, is open to news articles or reports on the application of new technologies in the agri-food industry.
  • The Agri-food Sustainability category, with a prize of 1,000 euros. In this category, works must focus on sustainability within the agri-food industry, from an economic, social and/or environmental point of view.

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 outlet between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023 may be submitted. Original works, copies of the publication or online articles, with the corresponding hyperlink, should be sent before 1 September 2023 by email and attaching the completed admission form to the following address:

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 on the collaboration of the Spanish Federation of Fruit and Vegetable Exporting Producers' Associations (FEPEX).

Previous winners

In the previous edition, María Carro was the winner in the "General" category for her article, Wine changes the profile of Ponferrada, published on 10 July 2022 in the Diario de León. In the "Fruits and Vegetables" category, sponsored by IFEMA, the jury decided to award the prize to Natalia Calle, author of the Navacero cultivation, from oblivion to gastronomic stardom article, published in elEconomista Agro on 21 October 2021. The winning entry in the "Innovation" category, sponsored by Corteva, was also published in elEconomista Agro, this time on 15 January 2022: Robotrim: the robot for pruning the vineyard arrives, written by the journalist Eva Sereno. And in the Agri-food Sustainability category, with the support of Cajamar, the winning entry was the report titled How to reuse agro-industrial waste in a sustainable manner, published by the SINC agency on 23 February 2022 and written by the journalist Eva Rodríguez.

The awards ceremony will take place at a conference organised by APAE as part of Fruit Attraction, which this year will be held from 3 to 5 October at the IFEMA MADRID exhibition centre.

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