Since November 30, 1971.

2017 Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year

The Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year Award, now in its third year, recognises excellence in sports journalism in all media across all codes and all regions of Australia.

The winner receives a $10,000 prize, a certificate and national recognition for their achievement.

The prize is provided by the Melbourne Press Club with support from the Club’s joint principal sponsor, Virgin Australia.

Harry Gordon, one of the greatest war correspondents, sports writers and editors of his generation, died in January 2015, aged 89.

The inaugural winner of the award was Gerard Whateley of the ABC. The 2016 Gordon award winner was Caroline Wilson of The Age.

Applications are open.


2017 Harry Gordon award eligibility and criteria


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About Harry Gordon


Harry Gordon award brochure

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Membership is $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

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