Amnesty International Australia
Media Awards 2014

Entries have closed for the inaugural Amnesty International Australia Media Awards, recognising excellence in reporting of human rights issues in the Australian media.

We thank the many journalists and photographers who submitted their entries in this first year of the awards.

The winners will be announced at an awards night in Sydney on Tuesday 21 October - so watch this space!

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully as they form part of entry to the awards.

The judges

  • Indigenous media

    Natalie Ahmat, Presenter of NITV news

    Natalie Ahmat

    Presenter of NITV news

    Michelle Aleksandrovics (Lovegrove), Executive Producer of SBS Radio's Living Black

    Michelle Aleksandrovics (Lovegrove)

    Executive Producer of SBS Radio's Living Black

    Chris Graham, Editor of New Matilda

    Chris Graham

    Editor of New Matilda

  • Broadcast (radio and television) media

    Emma Alberici, Presenter of ABC1's Lateline

    Emma Alberici

    Presenter of ABC1's Lateline

    Hugh Riminton, Presenter of TEN Eyewitness News in Sydney

    Hugh Riminton

    Presenter of TEN Eyewitness News in Sydney

    Anton Enus, Presenter of SBS World News

    Anton Enus

    Presenter of SBS World News

  • Print/Online media

    Emily Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian Australia

    Emily Wilson

    Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian Australia

    Peter Hartcher, Political Editor and International Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald

    Peter Hartcher

    Political Editor and International Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald

    Christopher Dore, Editor of The Courier-Mail and thecouriermail.com.au

    Christopher Dore

    Editor of The Courier-Mail and thecouriermail.com.au

  • Photojournalism

    Andy Tyndall, Picture Editor at The West Australian

    Andy Tyndall

    Picture Editor at The West Australian

    Leigh Henningham, Senior Picture Editor at The Age

    Leigh Henningham

    Senior Picture Editor at The Age

    Brian Roberts, Head of Vision at News Corp

    Brian Roberts

    Head of Vision at News Corp

Amnesty International Australia Media Awards 2014

KEY DATES

Winners announced: Tuesday 21 October 2014

APPLICATION AND ENTRY CRITERIA

Application

All entries must include:

  • full title of entry
  • publication or broadcast date
  • digital file of the story and/or URL that must be live and publicly accessible from 1 August to 30 November 2014
  • how the idea for the piece came about
  • what social or political impact the piece had, such as the number of viewers/listeners and their response, government reaction, policy change or benefit for rights holders
  • name of journalist/reporter, as well as production company, producer, director, editor, researcher, camera operator and anyone else who should be credited
  • name of media outlet and program (if applicable)
  • high resolution copies of the logos of the production company and broadcaster (if appropriate)
  • answers to all questions on the entry form, which counts as part of your entry

Please do not send further supplementary material or information as this will not be considered.

Specific entry requirements for each category

Indigenous media award

This category recognises excellence in reporting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human rights issues.

The entry must be a:

  • TV news or radio item of less than 20 minutes duration, or up to three news items, if part of a series, OR
  • single TV or radio program of up to 60 minutes duration, OR
  • newspaper or magazine article, either in print or online, or up to three articles, if part of a series.

Broadcast (radio and television) media award

This category recognises excellence in broadcasting.

The entry must be a:

  • TV news or radio item of less than 20 minutes duration, or up to three news items, if part of a series, OR
  • single TV or radio programme of up to 60 minutes duration.

Print and online media award

This category recognises excellence in print and online media.

The entry must be a newspaper or magazine article, either in print or online, or up to three articles, if part of a series.

Photojournalism award

This category recognises excellence in photojournalism.

The entry must be a single photo or a series of up to six photographs from a portfolio, all or part of which has been published on an Australian media website; in print media aimed at an Australian audience; or publicly exhibited in Australia.