Rural and Regional Journalism and Photography Awards


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a credit card but want to pay my entry fee?

Please email directly and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent to you.

Will I be notified if I am a finalist?

The editors/producers of finalists will be notified the week before the event.

Do I need to be available to attend the awards dinner to enter the awards?

While we would be delighted if all of our entrants could attend our annual awards dinner, this is not a condition of entry.

If you are not able to attend and win a prize on the night, your trophy or certificate will be posted to you.

What if I don’t submit all the elements that I need to?

All elements must be submitted for an entry to be considered. The club will endeavour to check entries prior to the awards closing, but you are not guaranteed to receive a reminder. No reminders will be sent after the awards close.

What happens to my entry after the awards?

We will keep all entries on file for one month after the awards.

Can I bring friends or family with me to the awards night?

Friends and family are more than welcome to attend.

How do I know if I’m a current member?

You will have paid for your membership recently. View our list of members.

I paid for a Membership – do I also need to pay an entry fee?

No, the list of entrants will be cross-checked with our members list and members will not be required to pay entry fees.

I want to enter a video but it’s not already online – what should I do?

Upload your video to YouTube and include the link in your entry form.

You can set the video to private if you do not want the video readily available to others.

I want to enter audio but it’s not already online – what should I do?

Upload your audio to Soundcloud and include the link in your entry form.

How large should my photographic entry be?

2000 pixels wide is the resolution that we recommend for landscape photos.

Please save the photo as a jpg and under 1.2MB file size.

What will happen to my entry after I submit it?

All entries will be collated and a panel of judges will decide on the winners. A slideshow of a random selection of entries – regardless of their placing – will be shown during the awards night.

Please advise if you do not want your entry included in the slide show. All photography entries will be showcased electronically on screens throughout the evening.

Can I amend my entry?

You can view, edit and delete entries in your Account. (in the Submissions area).

If you cannot see your entries, please login and resubmit your revised entries. Please email and we can remove any entries that are no longer required.

If any difficulties please email us.

Do I have to pay per entry?

No, your $33 membership fee will cover all of your entries.

I am having trouble uploading my entry. What should I do?

Entrants may experience difficulties uploading their entries using Internet Explorer. If you have issues, we recommend you try submitting your entry using Firefox or Google Chrome.

If you continue to have issues please email

How do I combine multiple PDFs?

You can combine multiple PDFs online using this free online tool –

How can I pay for my entries?

Journalists must be a current financial member of the club to enter the awards.

Membership enables free entry to the awards and also provides discounts to our monthly functions, a discount for the awards night and free entry to our Rural and Regional Journalism Forum.

Learn more about membership.

Still have questions? Send us a message