Our Watch Awards Entries Close July 7, 2016

22-Jun-2016 8:55 AM

This is the second year of the national media awards scheme developed by Our Watch, the national organisation established to stop violence against women and their children before it starts. The Awards are designed to recognise and reward exemplary reporting to end violence against women, in particular reporting that highlights the causes of violence and what we as a society can do to prevent it from happening in the first place. The Our Watch Awards are administered by the Walkley Foundation.

The Our Watch Awards are open to all journalists and media organisations for work produced in Australia during the eligibility period of July 9, 2015 through to July 7, 2016.
Entries are open now through July 7, 2016, in the following categories:
  • Best use of social media
  • All Media: Best news coverage
  • All Media: Best series or special
  • All Media: Best local/community journalism
  • All Media: Best longform
  • All Media: Best journalism campaign
  • The Our Watch Gold Award winner is selected from the above categories.
Here’s what the judges had to say about 2015 Our Watch Gold winner, Jess Hill:
“Jess Hill devoted a year of her life to researching and reporting exclusively on domestic violence.

“Through quality journalism, she has raised awareness of the complexities of domestic violence and its prevention. Her dedication, deep research and directness of style have produced a series of reports which are both comprehensive and accessible.

“Jess Hill’s body of work is an outstanding document of record deserving of the Our Watch Gold Award for exemplary reporting to end violence against women.”
Entries across all Our Watch Awards categories is free. For more information about the Awards and how to enter visit The Walkley Foundation website http://www.walkleys.com/awards/our-watch-awards/?.

Entries close 
July 7, with winners announced at a ceremony in September.
For more information on Our Watch and resources for journalists visit ourwatch.org.au.

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