Reminder: Deadline for 2016 Our Watch Award entries extended to Thursday July 14.

07-Jul-2016 10:28 AM

Because we know Australian journalists have been very busy with election coverage, entries into the 2016 Our Watch Awards have been extended to 5PM THURSDAY JULY 14.

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 14, 2016.

Entries are open from June 7 through July 14, 2016, in the following categories:

Best Use of Social Media
All Media: Best News Coverage
All Media: Best Series of 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.
Entries across all Our Watch Awards categories is free.

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.

“Time and time again, national and international research tells us that the public is heavily influenced by the way violence against women is portrayed in the media,” Our Watch Chief Executive Officer Mary Barry said.

“The Our Watch Awards, administered by the Walkley Foundation, acknowledge this level of influence. They are a chance to celebrate those journalists and outlets doing an exemplary job in reporting on violence against women and their children in Australia, and highlight best practice to others in the field.”

“In recent years, as violence against women has dominated the headlines as never before, many in the media industry are contributing to a new era in the reporting of the issue,” Ms Barry said.

The Our Watch Awards are an initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Entries across all Our Watch Awards categories is free. Click here to find out more and enter.

If you have award entry questions please contact:  Lauren Dixon, awards & events manager on or 02 9333 0913

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