BUPA Excellence in Health Journalism

Excellence in Health Journalism Awards for 2017

Journalists and media professionals are invited to enter the 2017 Excellence in Health Journalism Awards.

Bupa-wht_cyan-boxThe major sponsor of the Awards is Bupa, a leading international healthcare group offering personal and company financed health insurance and medical subscription products, run hospitals, provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health
assessments and long-term condition management services. Bupa is also a major international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people, with services also including primary care and diagnostic centres and dental centres.

20100223-tpl-MedicinesAustralia-JPEGCategory sponsor Medicines Australia is the industry group promoting positive health outcomes, productivity and economic growth through the availability of innovative prescription medicines.


Overall best story across all categories and formats.
The Health Journalist of The Year will receive Qantas airfares and accommodation for health related study tour to the value of $10,000.


HEALTH POLICY – Includes health, health policy, health politics, federal and state issues
HEALTH INNOVATION – Includes health research, health technology, innovations in health
AGEING – Includes ageing, healthy ageing, quality of life as we age, ageing policy
DOCUMENTARY – Across the health sector
HEALTH BUSINESS – Includes health, health business, health sector

Each Award category has a cash prize worth $1,000.


Award submissions must be received by Wednesday 06 December 2017.

Five copies of each submission including five copies of any videotapes, audiotapes of press clips accompanied by a brief written statement back-grounding the submission and a current CV of the applicant should be posted to:

The Awards Coordinator
National Press Club of Australia
PO BOX 6184
Kingston  ACT  2600 

or delivered to:

National Press Club of Australia
16 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600

Anne Hyland wins 2016 Health Journalist of the Year!
Maureen Berry, Chief Nurse & Chief Operating Officer, Bupa Aged Care Australia, 
Anne Hyland, journalist, Australian Financial Review,
Minister Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Indigenous Health.

Health Journalist of the Year Winners

2003Deb Richards Australian Doctor
2004Christine JackmanWeekend Australian Magazine
2005Hedley ThomasCourier Mail
2006Jill MargoAustralian Financial Review
2007Roy EcclestonThe Weekend Australian
2008Paul SmithAustralian Doctor
2009Paul SmithAustralian Doctor
2010Emma YoungCosmos Magazine
2011Sonya PembertonPemberton Films
2012Heather WisemanAustralian Rural Doctor
2013Sonya PembertonGenepool Productions
2014Ann ArnoldABC Radio National
2016Anne HylandAustralian Financial Review