Photo: Steve Hynes’ winning entry in last year’s Star Prize awards.

Entries are now open for Australia’s most prestigious national awards program for journalists and photographers covering rural issues

Victorian entries are sought for Australian Star Prizes for Rural Writing, Photography and Broadcasting.

Entries will be judged at a state level before going onto a national level and the chance to represent Australia in a major international awards program

Prizes valued at $11,000 are on offer in the Australian Star Prize program, organised by the Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) in association with five state-based rural media clubs, including the Rural Press Club of Victoria.

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*No longer open for entries.