Applications are now being accepted for the ECFWA bursary to attend the CFWF18 conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

This year, the bursary has been increased to $1,000. The bursary is intended to offset the cost of the conference for members paying their own way to the event. You must be a current (paid) member of ECFWA to be considered for this bursary.

The ECFWA bursary winner is required to submit an article on their experience at the conference to the fall issue of the ECFWA newsletter, ‘The Nib.’ The winner is also invited to make a short presentation at the spring 2018 ECFWA AGM (location TBD).

To apply:

Write a 400 – 500 word essay, which includes the following:
• Details about your involvement with ECFWA (approx. 50 words).
• Why you want to attend the CFWF conference (approx. 100 words).
• How you will apply the information you learn at the conference for personal and
professional growth (approx. 200 words).
• How you will share the information you learn at the conference with farmers in
Ontario and Quebec and/or other agriculture writers who do not attend the conference
(approx. 150 words).

Application essays will be reviewed by a panel of three judges comprised of the previous year’s winner, a past board member, and an agricultural editor.

The bursary will be on a reimbursement basis following submission of ‘The Nib’ article and receipts up to the $1,000 bursary amount.

Bursary winners will be ineligible to apply for the ECFWA bursary for three years (ie. the 2018 winner can apply again in 2021).

Applications must be submitted to Rachel Telford at by Friday, June 15, 2018.

The Manitoba Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association (MFWBA) is hosting the CFWF Conference September 20-22, 2018.
Details at:

The winners of the 2018 photo contest were announced at our AGM on May 21. 

Congratulation to all the winners! View their winning entries on the Photo Contest Page.

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