Awards

2018 Quill Awards Finalists

The following is a list of finalists for the 2018 Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism. The Student Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year finalist lists are also presented.

Finalists are listed alphabetically by surname.

Please note that links to stories may not comprise the full entry submitted for consideration.

 


VIEW FINALIST LIST AS A PDF

 

ARTWORK

Matthew Absalom-Wong, The Age, Wrong Skin

Matt Davidson, The Sunday Age, Standing in the Way of Control

Mark Stehle, Jamie Brown & Richard Lama, The Age, Into the Deep: Thai Cave Rescue

Mark Stehle, Soren Frederiksen, & Trisnadi Kurniawan, The Age, Melbourne's Traffic Flow Map - The Peak Hour Project 

 

BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

3AW Drive Team, Bourke Street Terror Attack

Katherine Firkin, Network Ten, Terror on Bourke Street

Herald Sun/Sunday Herald Sun Team, Terror on Bourke Street

Neary Ty, Nine Network, Terror Raids

 

BUSINESS FEATURE

Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar, The Age, Are We All Prepared to Pay the Price for Proper Wages?

David Stringer, Kit Chellel & Franz Wild, Bloomberg Businessweek, When Rio Tinto Met China's Iron Hand

David Swan, The Weekend Australian magazine, The Plotter, the Tech Titan, the Wrestler and the Lawsuit 

Nick Toscano, The Age, Poking Around For a New Spin

 

BUSINESS NEWS

Sarah Danckert, The Age, ANZ's #Metoo Scandal: Tell Us About Your Rape 

Adele Ferguson, Lesley Robinson, Nassim Khadem & Lucy Carter, The Age/ABC Four Corners, Mongrel Bunch of Bastards

Pat McGrath, Jeremy Story Carter & Clare Blumer, ABC News, Healthengine Scandal

Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar, The Sunday Age, Sour Dough: Australia's High-End Restaurant Scandal 

 

CARTOON

John Ditchburn, The Courier, Ballarat, The Media's View of a Police Line-Up 

Matt Golding, The Age, Stab ... Stability 

Jim Pavlidis, The Age, Bank Fees in Perpetuity 

 

COVERAGE OF AN ISSUE OR EVENT

Melissa Cunningham & Tammy Mills, The Age, A Child, A Bride: The Hidden Story in an Unexplained Tragedy

Anthony Dowsley, Patrick Carlyon & Chris Tinkler, Herald Sun, Lawyer X

Chris Gillett, ABC 7.30, The Big Dry

Miki Perkins & Clay Lucas, The Age, The Downfall of Robert Doyle

 

FEATURES PHOTOGRAPH

David Caird, Herald Sun, Ho, Ho, Hi

Jason Edwards, Herald Sun, Thundering Hooves

Justin McManus, The Sunday Age, The Last Swaggie

 

FEATURE WRITING

Jo Chandler, The Monthly, PNG’s Resource Curse  

Jane Cowan, ABC News, From Dusk to Dawn: A Night in The Life of a Roo Shooter 

Melissa Fyfe, Good Weekend magazine, Get Cliterate

Margaret Simons, Inside Story, Looking for Trouble

 

THE GRANT HATTAM QUILL FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Rachael Brown, ABC, Trace

Anthony Dowsley & Patrick Carlyon, Herald Sun, Lawyer X – Truth at last 

Lisa Martin, Guardian Australia, Au Pair Affair

Nick McKenzie & Chris Masters, The Age, Special Forces War Crimes Exposé

 

INNOVATION IN JOURNALISM

Richard Baker, Rachael Dexter, Greg Muller & Tim Young, The Age, Wrong Skin

Calla Wahlquist, Lorena Allam, Jack Banister & Nick Evershed, Guardian Australia, Deaths Inside

Tom Whitty, Waleed Aly & Kate Goulopoulos, Network Ten The Project, Speak, Even if Your Voice Shakes

 

THE KEITH DUNSTAN QUILL FOR COMMENTARY

Waleed Aly, The Age

Barrie Cassidy, ABC Insiders Extra

John Silvester, The Age

Tony Wright, The Age

 

NEWS PHOTOGRAPH

Alex Coppel, Herald Sun, Saving Nima & Dawa

Jason Edwards, Herald Sun, Reclaim Princes Park Vigil

Alex Ellinghausen, The Age, Julia Banks Defects

Alex Ellinghausen, The Age, National Apology

 

NEWS REPORT IN WRITING

Anthony Dowsley, Herald Sun, The Roberts Conviction

Andrea Hamblin, Herald Sun, Victim-Blaming Magistrate in Dock 

Tammy Mills, The Age, Police Breath Test Scandal

Farrah Tomazin, The Age, The Enduring Impact of Australia’s Biggest Education Rort

 

PODCASTING

Richard Baker, Rachael Dexter, Greg Muller & Tim Young, The AgeWrong Skin

Eric George, Kylie Stevenson & Caroline Graham, The Australian, Lost in Larrimah

Aaron Langmaid, Herald Sun, The Hunt for AE1

Harrison Tippet & Andrew Piva, Geelong Advertiser, The Unknown: The disappearance of Fred Valentich 

 

THE RACV TRANSPORT QUILL

Craig Butt, Timna Jacks & Soren Frederiksen, The Age, Peak Hour Project

Timna Jacks & Rachael Dexter, The Age, Melbourne's Worst Commutes - Four Hours a Day Across Town

Clay Lucas, The Age, Transurban Fees Bonanza

James Oaten, ABC, Melbourne's $50-Billion Suburban Rail Loop Risk Eating Up Spending

 

RADIO JOURNALISM (LONG FORM)

Jon Faine & Katrina Palmer, ABC Radio Mornings, State Election - Leaders Debate 

Jane Lee, ABC Background Briefing, Death of Jeremy Hu 

Gerard Whateley, 1116 Sen Whateley, Australia's Cricket Team Cheated 

 

RADIO JOURNALISM (SHORT FORM)

Amy Bainbridge, Rachael Brown & Naomi Selvaratnam, ABC Radio AM, Insurance Industry Reports

Charlotte King, ABC The World Today, Canon Law and Child Abuse

Danny Tran, ABC Radio, Paedophile Legal Challenges

Jordan Tunbridge, 3AW, FIFA World Cup

 

REGIONAL AND RURAL JOURNALISM

Caleb Cluff, The Courier, Ballarat, Trouble at the Hill

Tyla Harrington, The Riverine Herald, Echuca Specialist School

Nigel McNay, The Border Mail, Identity

Bridget Rollason, ABC Ballarat, Cocaine Shipment Arrest

 

SPORTS FEATURE

Michael Gleeson, The Age, Long May He Lead

Konrad Marshall, Good Weekend magazine, Don’t Box Me In

Konrad Marshall, Good Weekend magazine, Maxed Out

John Stensholt & Max Mason, The Australian Financial Review, The Cricket Broadcast Wars – What Really Happened?

 

SPORTS NEWS

Michael Gleeson, The Age, Tiger Tom Lynch

Sam McClure, The Age, The AFL’s Game Changing Power Play

Leo Schlink, Herald Sun, The Big Fix

 

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH

Michael Dodge, Getty Images, Caught Red Handed

Michael Dodge, Getty Images, Stop the Pigeon

Justin McManus, The Age, Kerrin McEvoy Celebrating in the Rain 

 

SUBURBAN JOURNALISM

Jordy Atkinson, Port Phillip Leader, Bringing the House Down

Benjamin Millar, Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Star Weekly, DNA Test Triggers Visa Nightmare for Family 

Paul Shapiro, Maribyrnong Leader, $21m Neighbourhood House Campaign 

 

THE TAC TOWARDS ZERO QUILL FOR ROAD SAFETY REPORTING

Dean Felton, Seven News, Truck Blitz 

Timna Jacks, The Age, The Problem of Pedestrian Deaths on Our Roads 

Jacqui Peake, Billy Lim, Martin Elliott & Warwick Ferguson, Network Ten The Project, Train Driver Trauma 

Kieran Rooney, Herald Sun, Roads to Ruin: The Trauma Haunting Victoria

 

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (LONG FORM)

Belinda Hawkins, Sarah Farnsworth, Mark Farnell & Peter Lewis, ABC Australian Story, The Justice Principle: Parts One and Two

Nick McKenzie, Ben Knight & Chris Gillett, ABC 7.30, Brutal Force

Louise Milligan, Mary Fallon, Sashka Koloff & Lucy Carter, ABC Four Corners, I Am That Girl

Nick Olle, Hamish Macdonald, Josh Wedd & Sam Mularczyk, Network Ten, Migrant Caravan Series

 

TV/VIDEO FEATURE (SHORT FORM)

Alexis Daish, Nine Network A Current Affair, Mum’s Plea

Tineka Everaardt, Nine Network A Current Affair, Inside Court

Luke Waters, SBS World News, This Still Happens

 

TV/VIDEO NEWS

Cameron Baud, Seven News, Miechel Release

Melina Sarris, Jackie Quist & Damian Shine, Seven News, Prisoner Football Program

Neary Ty, Nine News, Bourke Street Terror

Candice Wyatt, Ten News, Lion Air Disaster

 

THE VICHEALTH QUILL FOR COVERAGE OF WOMEN IN SPORT

Peter Lusted, ABC, Cruel 'Punishments' on Child Gymnasts 

Kate O’Halloran, Crikey, Backlash and the War on Women's Sport 

Samantha Lane, The Age, ROAR

Eliza Sewell, Herald Sun, Review Alters Flaw & Order

 

THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT QUILL FOR REPORTING ON DISABILITY ISSUES

Gus Goswell & Lauren Day, ABC 7.30, Disability Connections Across Cultures 

Rachael Lucas, ABC Gippsland, Access to Fashion

Caroline Tung, Sporting Chance magazine, Alex Gale-Grime Rolling in a League of Her Own

 


 

THE MPC YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Reid Butler, Nine News

Tyla Harrington, The Riverine Herald

Matilda Marozzi, ABC

 

THE MPC STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Jack Banister, University of Melbourne, Indigenous Suicide in Custody: How Have Lives Just Slipped Away?

Peter Bateman, Monash University, Walking the Poverty Line

Adrian Johnson, Monash UniversityInjury Cloud Over Dusty for Tigers’ AFL Premiership Defence

Angus Smith, Monash UniversityEight Years On: The Syrian War and its Child Refugees

Selby Stewart, Monash University, Greens Investigating Candidate Rape Claim 

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

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

Subscribe to our mailing list

Keep up to date with all our events, announcements and special offers.