Young Journalist of the Year Awards
Radio/audio journalism
Coverage of Community & Regional Affairs
Overall Young Australian Journalist of the Year

Elly Bradfield is a journalist in Southern Queensland, based in Toowoomba. Her three Walkley Young Journalist of the Year awards in 2016 were awarded for her in-depth reporting of the small town of St George working its way out of ice addiction.

Judges’ comments:

“Elly’s pieces demonstrated strong initiative and a personal and compelling style. Her use of audio was outstanding – creative, innovative and evocative – and showed why radio can be such an intimate and important medium.”