Student Journalist of the Year

Applications for the 2022 MPC Student Journalist of the Year award are now open.

The Student Journalist of the Year award recognises the best in Victorian student journalism. Enrolled student journalists are encouraged to enter a piece of journalism in any media that has been made available to the general public in Victoria during the 2022 calendar year. Judges will focus on the originality, impact, quality and initiative of the work in determining he shortlist and winner.

We encourage entries from Victorian student journalists who identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage as well as student journalists who identify as being from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Entries are free, and the winner will receive $1,000 and flights, accommodation, and a ticket to the 2023 IRE conference in Orlando, Florida. This prize is provided by the Melbourne Press Club.

As a condition of entry, winners will be expected to share their experience with an MPC audience after the conference trip.

Entries for the 2022 award close 5pm Monday 30 January 2023.

Queries can be directed admin@melbournepressclub.com.


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Student Journalist of the Year Honour Roll


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