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The Media Diversity Australia Award is administered by The Walkley Foundation on behalf of Media Diversity Australia.

The Media Diversity Australia Award honours journalists who are making an outstanding contribution through their reporting or coverage of diverse people or issues in Australia. This includes culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) and people with disability (PWD).

It celebrates reporting that demonstrates notable courage in raising awareness of CALD and/or PWD experiences and perspectives, as well as innovation in the telling of these stories. The award recognises the significance of media coverage in providing nuanced reporting which serves to alter perceptions and attitudes, challenge stereotypes and fight misinformation.

Entries are open to work produced in languages other than English but a full transcript in English must be provided. Entries may be single pieces, or a body of work up to three pieces. All forms of media are accepted.

Each entry to the Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism is judged on how well it responds to: 

  • the category description; and 
  • judging criteria. 

For more information on how judging works, including the judging criteria, please refer to the FAQs

Your entry must comply with the following Terms & Conditions

2023 winners:

Hagar Cohen and Raveen Hunjan, ABC, “Racism allegations lead to staff exodus” (1, 2)

Entry fee

Entry is free for members of MEAA. The cost of entering the award for non-members is $50 including GST.  Inquiries about MEAA membership please contact for further details or call 1300 656 513.


If you have any further questions, please contact:

Barbara Blackman: or 0425 297 082

Past Media Diversity Australia Award winners

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