The Walkleys recognise excellence in journalism - from the most senior levels of the Australian media and photography, to non-fiction authors, young journalists and student journalism
Since 1956, the Walkley Awards have recognised the best in Australian journalism each year. Entries open in July, and close in late August or early September. The Awards span TV, radio, print, online and photography , including the coveted Gold Walkley Award.
The 57th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism were presented at the Walkley Awards Gala Dinner held at Parliament of Australia in Canberra, ACT on Friday, November 30. Visit the Walkley Awards page for details.
The highest honour for Australian photojournalists. With categories for news, daily life and sports photography, as well as Press Photographer of the Year and Photographic Essay. Nikon also offers special prizes for portrait and community/regional photography. Visit the Nikon-Walkley Awards page for details.
Introduced in 2008, the Young Australian Journalist of the Year Awards celebrate outstanding reporting by Australian journalists aged 26 years or younger. There are a swag of great prizes for the overall winner, and category winners named in television, radio, print, online and photography. Entries open in February and close in March. Read about the 2012 Young Journalist of the Year Awards.
Final year journalism and communications students can show off their skill with this award. Entries close each year in August, and the winner is invited to attend the Walkley Awards Gala Dinner. Visit the Media Super Student Journalist Award page.
The Walkley Book Award was introduced in 2005 to recognise the increasing role that long-form and literary journalism play in the Australian media. Read more about the Walkley Book Award.
For excellence in documentary production that is grounded in the principals of journalism, together with rigorous film-making. The award is open to a variety of documentary storytelling styles and the judges are looking for courage and creativity in concept, approach and execution. Entires open in June and close in late August / early September. Read more about the Walkley Documentary Award.
Chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence, this Award recognises the unique contribution that freelance journalists make across all media platforms to the future of the industry, open to residents of either Australia or New Zealand. read more about the Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist.