Save the Children Red and White Gala Wine Dinner
Book now, for the save the children red and white gala wi...
Live Music Thur and Fri nights!
We are proud to offer members and friends the most sophis...
Despite our business focus here at the press club we appr...
'I survived the 60s' Fancy dress dinner dance!
If you survived the 1960's, were born in the 1960's, or h...
Stay up to date with the latest news, events and entertainment from the National Press Club of Australia.
Engineers Australia Excellence in Journalism Award
Carlene Dowie of Australian Dairyfarmer Rural Press, has been awarded the 2011 Engineers Australia Excellence in Journalism Award for her story "Australia's first robotic dairy"
The award was presented at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards at Parliament House.
The aim of the award is to:
Widen understanding and raise the profile of Engineering as a profession, and encourage the media to acknowledge the role of engineering and its diversity in key areas such as education, the environment, health, infrastructure, security, research and development and trade.
There is a single award for the “Engineers Australia Journalist of the Year” and commendations to worthy runners up.
Engineers Australia is the principal and sole sponsor of the award.
Mr Malcolm Colless - Director of Colless Consulting and Awards Coordinator
Mr Ken Randall AM – President International Association of Press Clubs
Mr Laurie Wilson – President National Press Club of Australia
Mr Rolfe Hartley – Former National President Engineers Australia
Submission Criteria and Guidelines
Winners will be selected based on excellence in reporting, contribution to broadening awareness of engineering issues, originality, incisiveness, ethics, research and production will all be assessed.
Topics might include:
Water policy – including the adequacy of water infrastructure, the use of recycled water in industry and water capture and storage.
Climate change – including more action for renewable energy technologies, improvements in energy efficiency and setting emissions targets.
Infrastructure – including planning, funding and national coordination.
Education - including the loss of emphasis on mathematics and science in both primary and secondary schools.
Engineering skills shortages – producing enough Australian engineers.
Research and development, manufacturing, broadband, health and trade related to engineering may also be included.
Eligibility and Submission Criteria
The award is open to all journalists including freelance journalists, who have been resident in Australia and working as journalists between 1 July and 30 June.
Applicants must have at least two years experience in journalism.
Submitted work must be the original work of the applicant and published or broadcast between 1 July and 30 June.
Joint applications will be accepted. (NB. Prize will be split).
Submissions may be in any medium.
Single print news Single Radio feature
Single print feature Single Radio news
Single TV feature Single TV news
Submissions are to include a cover letter with a brief statement backgrounding the submission and a current CV of the applicant and 4 copies of the submission. Submissions will not be returned. TV submissions must include a DVD plus a transcript. Radio submissions must include a CD plus transcript.
Applicants who have received any financial or in kind sponsorship or support from any corporation or organisation in relation to their entry must declare all details and any potential conflict of interest. Please note that employees of Engineers Australia and any subsidiaries are not eligible to enter.
Closing date for submissions is Friday 29 march 2013.
Submissions are to be sent to:
The Awards Co-ordinator
The National Press Club of Australia
PO BOX 6184
Kingston ACT 2604
The overall winner will receive AUD$5000 and a certificate plus have their name permanently displayed on the awards honour board in the club.
Commendations receive a certificate.
2008 SIMON GROSE SCIENCE MEDIA
2009 MICHAEL SEXTON ABC TV
2010 PENELOPE DEBELLE THE ADVERTISER
2011 CARLENE DOWIE AUSTRALIAN DAIRYFARMER RURAL PRESS