Entries for the 2014 Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards have opened, offering categories for all media, with winners to be announced at a dinner at the Crown Palladium on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Six of the awards carry cash prizes, including the top gong, the $5000 Monash University Gold Quill. The 2013 Gold Quill winner was the Herald Sun’s James Campbell, whose publication of excerpts from secret tapes revealed tensions in the Victorian government that had a domino effect of events ultimately leading to the resignation of premier Ted Baillieu.
The Student Journalist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Vizard Foundation, carries a $3000 prize; the Quill for Reporting on Disability Issues, sponsored by the Victorian Government, $2500; the RACV Transport Quill $2000; the Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism, sponsored by News Corp Australia, $1000.
The Young Journalist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Wilnic Family Trust, carries $1000 as well as a return trip to the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in San Fransisco and a week’s work experience in the US.
This year, the Best TV or Video Current Affairs/Feature has been condensed from two awards – for under and over ten minutes – into one.
Entries opened on Monday and will close on Friday, the 5th of February 2015. All entries need to have been published or broadcast between the 1st of January 2014 to December 31st 2014.
Entry is free for 2015 Melbourne Press Club members or $90 for non-members. Booking information for the awards dinner is still to come.
A full list of 2014 Quill Awards categories are:
- Monash University Gold Quill
- Young Journalist of the Year
- Best TV Or Video Current Affairs/Feature
- Best Radio Current Affairs Report
- Best News Report In Writing
- Best Feature In Writing
- Best Breaking News Coverage
- Best Radio News Report
- RACV Transport Quill
- Keith Dunstan Quill for Best Columnist/Blogger
- Best News Photograph
- Best Features Photograph Best Sports Photograph
- Best Coverage Of An Issue Or Event
- Best Camera Work
- Best Three Headlines in any Medium
- Best Cartoon
- Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism
- Best Illustration or Graphics in any Medium
- Best Regional or Rural Affairs Report in any Medium
- Best Use of Digital Or Social Media
- Best Sports News Story in any Medium
- Best Sports Feature in any Medium
- Best TV Or Video News Report
- Best Suburban Report In Writing
- Best Business Story In Any Medium
- The Victorian Government Quill for reporting on disability issues
For further information and to enter, head to the Quills website.