Country Style magazine celebrated its 30th birthday with an inaugural Country Style Ball held at Carriageworks in Sydney’s Eveleigh, also launching its first-ever Country Style Awards.
The magazine shortlisted 30 inspiring people from rural Australia from producers and artisans to tour operators and pilots.
Country Style was first published as a quarterly in 1989 and is now 13 issues a year and published by Bauer Media, to be a magazine about regional Australia.
Country Style Editor, Victoria Carey said: “For our 30th birthday, we wanted to acknowledge our readers and give them the recognition they deserve. 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 awards consisted of five key categories including People, Travel, Entertainment, Home & Design and Fashion, recognising them for their innovation, hard work and dedication.
The winners of the five key categories are:
• Nick Haddow, cheesemaker at Bruny Island Cheese Co & Glen Huon Farm in Tasmania
• Ian Johnstone – Ecotourism operator and founder of The Maria Island Walk in Tasmania
Home & Design
• Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti of Willie Weston
• 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
Top Image: Charlie Arnott