Welcome Dinner Showcases IFAJ Star Prizes, Young Leaders and Master Class The Stars Come Out By Steve Werblow, Oregon, USA, IFAJ Vice-president Owen Roberts, IFAJ past president, presents the Star Prize for Print to Lindi Botha of South Africa at the IFAJ congress in Minnesota, USA 2019. Star Prize Ceremony The welcome dinner on Monday, 27 June, will celebrate high achievement. The dinner will serve as the IFAJ Star Prize award ceremony, honouring the 3 work of journalists from around the globe whose work has been judged to be the world’s finest. The IFAJ Star Prize is awarded in print, audio, video and digital categories. Winners are selected by an international panel of judges, each an expert in the field. The award ceremony showcases the inspiring work of winners and run- ners-up, and is a perennial highlight of IFAJ Congress. Meet the IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders The IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders will be introduced at the welcome dinner. Each Young Leader—age 35 or younger—has been selected by his or her guild to represent their organisation, then chosen by a panel of judges for their professional skill and leadership potential. Over the years, Young Leaders have risen to top positions in their guilds and contributed greatly to IFAJ through their involvement, energy and leadership. Make a point of meeting the 2022 IFAJ/Alltech Young Leaders and see why. Welcome IFAJ/Corteva Masterclass For more than a decade, the IFAJ/Corteva Masterclass has brought together outstanding journalists and communicators from non-member countries and emerging guilds for leadership training and skill-building workshops. Many alumni of the Masterclass have established guilds that strengthen agricultural journalism in their countries, bring new energy to IFAJ, and widen our global network. Please be sure to welcome the members of the 2022 IFAJ/Corteva Masterclass.
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