Our Award Programs
The annual Walkley Awards are the pinnacle of achievement for any Australian journalist. The Walkleys were started by Ampol Petroleum founder Sir William Gaston Walkley in 1956 with just five categories recognising excellence in print journalism. Today there are 30 categories across all platforms, judged with a two-tier process. No matter their era, Walkley Award-winning stories have always chronicled Australia’s history, people and events.
Entries for the 2018 Walkley Awards have now closed.
Finalists will be announced on Thursday October 18.
Our core awards, the Walkleys
Mid-Year Award programs
In recent years, we have expanded our awards program to also recognise outstanding young talent, freelance journalists, women in the media, those covering industrial relations and arts journalism or criticism.
Awards we administer
We administer the Our Watch Awards, for exceptional reporting on violence against women, in collaboration with Our Watch. The Walkley Foundation also administers the annual State Media Awards across Australia on behalf of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance.