ECFWA bursary to attend CFWF 2019 in BC
Applications are now being accepted for the ECFWA bursary to attend the CFWF19 conference in New Westminster, British Columbia.
The bursary is offered in the amount of $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 2020 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 2019 winner can apply again in 2022).
Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 14, 2019.
The B.C. Farm Writers’ Association (BCFWA) is hosting the CFWF Conference September 26-28, 2019.
Details at: www.bcfwa.ca/2019-conference.html
Did you miss our Professional Development webinar?
We hosted James McCarten, editor of the CanadianPress Stylebook, in February 2019.
Members can view the video online. Please contact ECFWA at email@example.com for the access password.
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