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2020 Best "Nature/Landscape/Rural Scenes" Rural Photo (Jan 2021)

2020 Best "Nature/Landscape/Rural Scenes" Rural Photo:
"Another Koala Survives - Vivonne Bay"
(Tait Schmaal - News Corp)


2020 Best "People" Rural Photo (Jan 2021)

2020 Best "People" Rural Photo:
"Cup Hopes - Race Restores Island Spirits"
(Tait Schmaal – News Corp)


2020 Best "Production" Rural Photo (Jan 2021)

2020 Best "Production" Rural Photo:
"Beehives in the Forest"
(Tricia Watkinson – News Corp)


2020 SA & NT Rural Media Awards: Results (Jan 2021)

From a record number of outstanding entries, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s journalist Kristy O’Brien and News Corp photographer, Tricia Watkinson have taken out the major prizes at the 2020 Rural Media & Communicators South Australian and Northern Territory (RMC SA/NT) Rural Media Awards.

Showcasing the increasingly multi-skilled nature of rural journalists, not only was Kristy crowned the 2020 SA & NT Rural Journalist of the Year and worthy winner of both the Best Rural Broadcast Journalist for Video/Television and the Best Individual Rural Broadcast Video/Television Story, but she also received noteworthy commendations in several of the photography awards.

From an extremely strong field of 24 entrants, 2020 SA & NT Rural Photographer of the Year Tricia Watkinson presented an outstanding portfolio of story-telling and creative photographs. She was highly commended in all three open categories, plus winning the Best Individual Image in the Production category.

For a full listing of results, CLICK HERE


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


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:

2021 Meetings

Friday 6th August

Induction of Liz Harfull & John Illsley to the honoured status of "Rural Media Icon" & RMC Annual General Meeting
6.00 pm Boardroom, Secretary's Office, Adelaide Showground - Wayville

Thursday 9th September

RMC Show Breakfast
Mick Keogh, Deputy Commissioner of the ACCC

7.00 am for 7.30 am, Members' Banquet Room, Adelaide Showground - Wayville

Friday 10th December

SA & NT Rural Media Awards
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm Adelaide Showground - Wayville