Awards

25th Quill Awards: Open for Entries


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Entries are now open for the 2019 Quill Awards. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne Press Club-run awards program, which has a long and proud history of celebrating the best in Victorian journalism.

Three new categories are featured this year. The Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Cultural Diversity is a new award open to all media which encourages positive and informed reporting about the experiences and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Meanwhile, the former TV Camera Work Quill is being split into two awards, each focusing on different aspects of visual storytelling.

The TV Camera Work (Shot of the Year) Quill will be judged on impact, technical skill and exclusivity, while the TV Camera Work (Creative) Quill will focus on news features where the camera operator displayed innovation and creativity.

The $7,500 Gold Quill – supported by MPC principal sponsors Monash University and Virgin Australia – will be awarded to the work judged best among category winners.

Entries are open to all journalists employed by Victorian media organisations or those who work primarily for Victorian media outlets. Melbourne Press Club members are entitled to one free entry. Non-members and members submitting additional entries pay an administration fee of $105 per entry.

Entries close on Friday 31 January 2020. Finalists in all categories will be named in early March and winners will be announced at the annual Quills dinner at Crown Palladium on Friday 6 March 2020. Bookings for the dinner open in early February.

For award details and online entries go to the Quills homepage.

For other enquiries email entries@melbournepressclub.com or phone 03 9614 2779.

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