2018 Our Watch Awards finalists announced

Finalists in the 2018 Our Watch Awards have been announced. The Awards, administered by the Walkley Foundation, recognise excellence in reporting to end violence against women and their children.

Finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

All Media: Best Use of Social Media

All Media: Best News Coverage

All Media: Best Series/Special

All Media: Best Local/Community Journalism

All Media: Best Journalism Campaign

All Media:  Best Longform

The winner of each category will go in the running for the Our Watch Gold Award. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony will be held in Sydney on Thursday September 12.

About the Our Watch Awards

Our Watch developed a national media awards scheme to recognise and reward excellence in reporting on violence against women, in particular reporting that highlights the drivers of this violence and what we as a society can do to stop it before it starts. The Our Watch Awards is now in its fourth year.

For more information about the awards, which are administered by The Walkley Foundation, please visit the Walkleys’ Our Watch Awards page. For more information on Our Watch and resources for journalists, visit ourwatch.org.au.

The Our Watch Awards are funded by the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Media contacts 

Lauren Dixon, Walkley Foundation Awards Manager: (02) 9333 0913 / lauren.dixon@walkleys.com

Clare Kermond, Senior Advisor, Media & Communications, Our Watch: 0448 844 930 / clare.kermond@ourwatch.org.au  

*If you cover this story, or any story regarding violence against women and children, please include the following tagline:

“If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.”