Country Style magazine launches awards to celebrate 30th anniversary

Country Style magazine celebrated its 30th birthday last week with an inaugural Country Style Ball held at Carriageworks, Sydney. To mark this significant milestone, the title also launched its first-ever Country Style Awards.

From producers and artisans to tour operators and pilots, the magazine shortlisted 30 inspiring people making a big difference in rural Australia. The awards consisted of five key categories including People, Travel, Entertainment, Home & Design and Fashion, recognising them for their innovation, hard work and dedication.

“For our 30th birthday, we wanted to acknowledge our readers and give them the recognition they deserve," said Country Style editor, Victoria Carey. "Regional Australia is full of amazing people doing wonderful things and we are thrilled to celebrate our 30 nominees and bring them to a national stage."

The winners of the five key categories are:

Entertaining - Nick Haddow, cheesemaker at Bruny Island Cheese Co & Glen Huon Farm in Tasmania

Travel - Ian Johnstone, ecotourism operator and founder of The Maria Island Walk in Tasmania

Home & Design - Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti of Willie Weston

Fashion - Pip Smith, sheep farmer and co-founder of LoveMerino

People and People’s Choice Award - Charlie Arnott, regenerative and biodynamic farmer and food producer from Boorowa 

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