IFAJ Star Prize Winner for Broadcast Audio

Nancy Nicolson of the U.K. Wins International Prize for Glencoe Gathering Broadcast

WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands (July 11, 2018)—Nancy Nicolson of the BBC was recognized by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) with its Star Prize for Audio, the organization’s honor for the best radio/audio broadcast in its worldwide competition. The award, for her radio piece called “The Glencoe Gathering,” was announced at IFAJ’s World Congress in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on July 11.

The judging panel—which included renowned broadcasters Ian Petrie of Canada, Ken Rundle of the United Kingdom and Neil Inall of Australia—called “The Glencoe Gathering” an engaging story of great depth and lauded it as “well-crafted radio” that “set the highest standards in terms of its technical merit and strong, effective story-telling.”

Steve Werblow, secretary-general of the IFAJ, added, “Nancy Nicolson demonstrates the power of the spoken word, the craft of story-telling and the power of audio to inspire listeners to draw vivid pictures in their minds. Her work is a perfect example the skills we celebrate and share through the Star Prize program.”

Alexa Cook of Radio New Zealand was also recognized at the ceremony with a Runner-Up award in the Star Prize for Audio competition for her “High Country Farming: A Dying Way of Life?”

Jane Craigie, from the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists, receives the Star Prize for Broadcast - Audio on behalf of winner Nancy Nicolson. Presenting the award are (l. to r.) , Madelon Kaspers from Rabobank and Owen Roberts, IFAJ President.