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Quills - Categories

Three new Quill categories have been added to the 2019 schedule, including the Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Cultural Diversity and two new camera work categories. See the full list below:

  • Artwork
  • Breaking News Coverage
  • Business Feature
  • Business News
  • Cartoon
  • Coverage of an Issue or Event
  • Features Photograph
  • Feature Writing
  • The Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism
  • Innovation in Journalism
  • The Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary
  • News Photograph
  • News Report in Writing
  • Podcasting
  • The RACV Transport Quill
  • Radio Journalism (Long Form)
  • Radio Journalism (Short Form)
  • Regional and Rural Journalism
  • Sports Feature
  • Sports News
  • Sports Photograph
  • Suburban Journalism
  • The TAC Towards Zero Quill for Road Safety Reporting
  • TV Camera Work (Creative)
  • TV Camera Work (Shot of the Year)
  • TV/Video Feature (Long Form)
  • TV/Video Feature (Short Form)
  • TV/Video News
  • The VicHealth Quill for Coverage of Women in Sport
  • The Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Disability Issues
  • The Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Cultural Diversity
  • Young Journalist of the Year

The 2019 Gold Quill – supported by MPC principal sponsors Monash University and Virgin Australia – will be presented to the work judged best among the category winners.

In addition to the Quill awards, a number of other prizes are currently open for entries, including our Student Journalist of the Year competition. The winner recieves travel and attendance at the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in Maryland in June 2020.

We have also opened entries for our prestigious national prizes: the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year award and the Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year award.

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