Entries open for Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award Awards

Entries are now open for the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards. Employed, freelance and student journalists aged 26 and under can apply for the award, with the winner spending time at the CNN and Twitter offices in America.

The announcement:


Are you a journalist aged 26 years or under? Then picture this.

You’re amongst busy editorial staff in a CNN newsroom in the USA, watching as breaking news pours in from a global team of more than 4000 media professionals.

Then you’re bunkered down with the Washington-based Twitter government and politics team, assisting the White House and news organisations to increase public engagement and release critical information in times of crisis. All this, after luxuriating in the comfort of a premium economy flight from Australia on Cathay Pacific.

This amazing prize is now within reach!

Since 2008, this Walkley award for Australian journalists aged 26 and under has celebrated the rising stars of the new generation, opening doors for young talent in Australia and kick-starting careers.

Entry is open to employed or freelance journalists who have self-published or whose has been published or broadcast through Australian media outlets between April 27, 2013 and April 28, 2014.

Students aged 26 and under whose coursework has been submitted for assessment between April 27, 2013 and April 28, 2014 and verified by their tertiary institution are also eligible to enter the student category, with eligibility for the main prize.

Entries are now open, so it’s time to send us your best work. Visit www.walkleys.com for more info.

Three finalists in each category will be judged by a three-person jury, who will also select the winner.

Candidates for the overall Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award will be selected from category winners by Walkley Advisory Board members. Click here to read terms and conditions.

The Walkley Foundation thanks Sky News Australia, Curtin University, Fairfax Media, News Corp Australia, UNSW, the ABC and Nikon, as well as Cathay Pacific, CNN and Twitter for their support.

Source: The Walkley Foundation press release


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