Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist

Entries now open through April 26

About the Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist

The Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist recognises the unique contribution that freelance journalists make across all media platforms to the future of the industry and is open to residents of either Australia or New Zealand.

The winner will receive a full pass to Storyology 2017 and two tickets to the Walkley Awards Gala Dinner.

The Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist will be chosen on the basis of journalistic excellence.  Judging will be for a body of work (3 pieces) published or broadcast in any medium in the last year. The criteria used for judging will include:

  • Research
  • Storytelling ability
  • Originality and innovation
  • Tangible public benefit
  • Accuracy and ethics
  • Excellent use of the medium/media

Judges will take into regard the resources available and entrants should be explicit about their available resources in their statements.

The award is an initiative of the Walkley Foundation in partnership with MEAA.


Have questions about the Walkley Freelance Award? Please contact Lauren Dixon at lauren.dixon@walkleys.com or on (02) 9333 0913

Past Winners