Student Journalist of the Year

Carol Saffer won the 2017 Student Journalist of the Year Award


2018 Entry Criteria


Enter the 2018 Student Journalist of the Year award


Download the 2018 SJOY flyer


2017 SJOY winner Carol Saffer


SJOY honour roll


The Melbourne Press Club is now receiving entries for the 2018 Student Journalist of the Year Award.

The winner will be announced at the Quill Awards night dinner, held in March 2019.

The winner will receive return airfares to Houston, Texas, to attend the 2019 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference. Registration and accommodation for the length of the conference is included. Winners also receive a year's membership with the Melbourne Press Club.

The Award is open to Victorian students whose work has been published in outlets available to the public in 2018. Judges give priority to originality, impact, quality and initiative.


Student Journalist Tess Ikonomou and Young Journalist Bridget Judd report back on their experiences at the 2017 IRE conference.


2015 Student Journalist of the Year Bridget Davies and Young Journalist Tom Minear on their experiences at the 2015 IRE conference in New Orleans.

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