The Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism
The Walkley Awards were started by Ampol Petroleum founder Sir William Gaston Walkley in 1956 with just five categories, all recognising excellence in print journalism.
William Walkley appreciated the media’s support for his oil exploration efforts and envisaged awards that recognised emerging talent in the Australian media.
The Walkleys have grown organically over the years, expanding to encompass broadcast and digital journalism, as well as innovation in the craft. A two-tier judging system, modelled on the Pulitzer Prize, was also introduced.
Walkley Award-winning stories have chronicled Australia’s history, people and events. They have grown organically to now recognise 34 categories, including the coveted Gold Walkley Award.
THE WALKLEY AWARDS
Read all about the 2013 WALKLEY REVIEW
Walkley Awards and Nikon-Walkley Award Finalists (PDF format, includes full finalist listing)
Nikon-Walkley Photojournalism Award Finalists (PDF format)
Walkley Book Award Shortlist Finalists (PDF format)
Walkley Documentary Award Shortlist Finalists (PDF format)
Walkley Award for Business Journalism (PDF format)