The Walkley Awards include categories for print, radio, television, online, photography, artwork & cartooning, non-fiction books, all media and leadership.
Walkley Award categories will be re-classified for 2013 to ensure they continue as the benchmark of excellence in journalism within the contemporary media landscape.
On behalf of the Walkley Advisory Board, The Walkley Foundation called for submissions to the Walkley Award Review via social media, walkleys.com and the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance eBulletin.
A special Walkley Review session was held at the Walkley Media Conference in Canberra on Friday, 30 November. The deadline for submissions was December 7, 2012.
In 2012 there were 34 categories for Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, divided into the following sections:
- Gold Walkley
- Outstanding Contribution to Leadership
- Journalism Leadership
- Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year
- All Media: Best Three Headings, Coverage of Indigenous Affairs, Coverage of Community and Regional Affairs, Sport Journalism, Cartoon, Artwork, Sustained Coverage, Business Journalism, Investigative Journalism, Broadcast and Online Interviewing, International Journalism, Best Broadcast Camerawork, Commentary/Analysis/Opinion/Critique, Social Equity Journalism, Best Scoop of the Year.
- Radio: Radio News and Current Affairs Reporting, Radio Feature/Documentary/Broadcast Special.
- Television: Television News Reporting, Television Current Affairs Reporting (less than 20 minutes), Television Current Affairs, Feature or Special (more than 20 minutes).
- Digital: Best Digital Journalism.
- Print: Magazine Feature Writing, Newspaper Feature Writing, Print News Report
- Long Form: Walkley Documentary Award, Walkley Book Award
- Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year (also included in the MAJOR CATEGORIES section)
- Daily Life / Feature Photography
- Sport Photography
- News Photography
- Photographic Essay
For a description of each award, please visit the Categories Explained page on the Walkley Awards 2012 entry site