2010 Young Journalist of the Year Award

23 Mar 2016

The 2010 Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards are now open, so please spread the word among your best and brightest. Final year students may enter any of the five categories for print, radio, television, photography and online journalism – so long as they’re 26 or under and have had work published/broadcast. I’ve attached more information and a poster you could put up on your noticeboards.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday March 19. There’s an online entry system at https://entry.youngjournalistawards.org.au/

We’re also happy to announce our 2010 MediaPass Student Industry Day dates. We’re currently hard at work on the programs and speakers, but please put these in your calendars.

  • Perth: Thursday April 22, Theatrette, Art Gallery of WA
  • Sydney: Thursday May 6, Redfern Town Hall
  • Melbourne: Thursday May 13, Trades Hall
  • Brisbane: Thursday May 20, MetroArts
  • Adelaide: Thursday August 12, Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of SA

You’ve got to be in it to win it:  entries now open for 2010 Young Journalist of the Year Award - poster

Julia Medew, The Age reporter who won last year’s Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award for her fantastic work on Victoria’s flawed health system, is getting ready to pack her bags for a three-week tour of newsrooms in the UK and US, with a cool $5,000 in her pocket.

This year, you can follow in her footsteps, jetting off to New York or London as the winner of the Walkley Foundation’s prestigious Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award.

But first… You have to enter!

Entries for the 2010 awards are now open at www.walkleys.com  and will close at 5pm on Friday March 19.

The Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards recognise and reward the emerging generation of Australian journalistic talent.

Awards will be made in five categories: print, television, radio, online and photography. The overall winner will receive a three-week trip to visit media organisations in London or New York and A$5,000 spending money.

FOXTEL is the major sponsor of the Awards along with category sponsors the ABC, Nikon, Sky News, News Community Media and supporters Qantas, August, BBC World and CNN.

Entry is open to Australian journalists aged 26 or under, employed full-time or freelance, and final-year university students who have had work published, broadcast or televised through Australian media outlets in the past 12 months.

Chris Warren, the federal secretary of the Media Alliance said: “We’re thrilled to host this award which encourages the emergence of our brightest young talent and ensures the healthy future of our industry.

“Since we have hosted this award we’ve seen some fine work, which stands on its own merits. This is the next crop of Walkley winners.”

FOXTEL chief executive Kim Williams said, “In addition to providing our customers with the diversity and choice of over 10 news channels including locally produced channels SKY NEWS, SKY NEWS BUSINESS CHANNEL,

A-PAC and SKY NEWS Active, our proud partnership with the Walkley Foundation in sponsoring this initiative plays a part in our contribution to fostering young and creative talent in Australian journalism".

Entry is online at:  www.walkleys.com The awards ceremony will be held in Sydney in July 2010. Watch the website for event details.


For further information, please contact:

Mary Cotter, deputy director

Tel: (02) 9333 0913     E-mail: mary.cotter@walkleys.com