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How to make a complaint to the Walkley Foundation

If you entered an award or applied for a scholarship or grant administered by the Walkley Foundation, please refer to the relevant Terms and Conditions on this website in the first instance. These may answer your questions. 

Please note our awards are judged in confidence by rigorous panels of experts, operating within the criteria set out in our announcements and on our application forms. 

The judges of the Walkley Awards have the right to reject an entry which, in their opinion, does not comply with the requirements of the competition. The judges’ decision will be final. The Walkley Judging Board reserves the right to withdraw a Walkley Award if it later finds that the entrant did not comply with the entry conditions.

If you wish to lodge a complaint about an award, grant or scholarship, please outline this in writing and in less than 500 words and send it to

Your letter should detail:

  • The Walkley award or program that concerns you
  • Specific information about any story, award or announcement eg its publication date and details, author, publication or broadcast date. If possible, attach a link to the story or announcement and any other relevant documentation
  • The precise nature of your complaint and your own interest or connection. Are you, for example, an applicant, editor, subject of the story, member of the public?
  • Your full name and contact details, including street address, email address and phone number 

If you make a complaint, you must be willing to promptly reply to any requests for additional information. We ask that complaints be made courteously.

Corrections and other issues

If you notice an error in our communications or have a problem with any other activity of the Walkley Foundation, please email us

Our response

We are committed to investigating and responding, in writing, to your complaint in a timely manner.

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