The Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism are the premier media awards in the state.
At the 2014 Quill Award night on Friday 20 March 2015 a total of 29 Quills were awarded to recognise the best journalism of 2014 in print, television, radio and online.
The best category winner of the Quills is selected as the Gold Quill winner, with a $5,000 cash prize provided by Monash University, the Press Club’s principal sponsor.
The 2014 Monash Gold Quill winner was Adele Ferguson for her expose of the multi-million dollar financial advice scandal at the Commonwealth Bank.
Judging panels for the Quills are assembled by the Melbourne Press Club, drawing on present and former journalists and editors and other relevant professionals.
The 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