ENTRIES NOW OPEN: 2015 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism


The search is on for Australia’s best journalism of the past year, with entries now open in the 2015 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

The awards are open to all Australian media for work published on any platform between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Entries close at 5.00pm sharp on Monday August 31, 2015

Thirty-four categories encompass; multimedia storytelling, news and feature writing, artwork, cartoons and photography, radio and TV reporting, interviewing, business, international reporting, sport, indigenous affairs, social commentary and investigative journalism. Click here for all categories explained.

The overall award – the prestigious Gold Walkley – will be selected from all category winners by the Walkley Advisory Board.

Entries are also open for the Nikon-Walkley Awards for Excellence in Photojournalism.


How to Enter

Visit www.walkleys.com to submit your entry and follow the online prompts. Entry is free for MEAA members. To enquire about becoming a member, phone 1300 65 65 13.

The Walkley Foundation also invites nominations for two of the awards:


To find out more about the nomination process for these two awards, contact barbara.blackman@walkleys.com or call Barbara on (02) 9333 0963.


Other important dates:

Photography & Documentary Award Finalists Announcement:                 Thursday October, 15, 2015

Business Award Finalists Announcement:                                                           Tuesday October 20, 2015

General Finalists Announcement:                                                                           Thursday October 22, 2015

Book Award Shortlist Announcement:                                                                   November, 2015

60th annual Walkley Awards gala dinner:                                                              Thursday December 3, 2015


All awards enquiries:

Lauren Dixon, The Walkley Foundation awards manager

T: +61 2 9333 0913 | M: +61 413 212 890 | E: lauren.dixon@walkleys.com | @walkleys


All other enquiries:

Bridie Moran, The Walkley Foundation communications and partnerships manager

T: +61 2 9333 0963 | M: +61 402 926 031 | E: bridie.moran@walkleys.com | @walkleys


The Walkley Awards would not be possible without the generous support of our Awards Partners:

Walkley Awards Partners

BDO is proud to be auditing the 60th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. BDO is one of the largest professional services firms in Australia offering full-spectrum audit, tax and advisory services.