The European Union – QANTAS Journalism Award is open to an Australian journalist with more than three years working experience in print or electronic media. They will need to satisfy the selection panel that he or she would benefit from a working visit to the European Union institutions and two to three Member States. While the subject of the project proposal is open to the journalist’s particular interests, it must be based on European themes relevant to an Australian audience.
Journalists must have their employer’s written support and recommendation as well as confirmation they will be free to take up the program. Previous applicants are encouraged to apply.
Selections are based primarily on the journalist’s proposal outlining a European – Australian issue or issues to be pursued during the visit. Originality and innovation in the development of themes will be valued highly, as will their appropriateness for the target audience in Australia. The selection panel will also take into account three examples of the applicant’s work published or broadcast in the previous 12 months.
There is no application form per se but candidates are urged to read the application guidelines carefully.
The EU will assist the journalist in formulating a suitable program of 10 working days that must be undertaken within one year of receiving the award. The award also provides for reasonable accommodation costs and a living allowance. Business class travel to and from Europe is courtesy of Qantas Airways and arranged by Travel Makers of Canberra.
Winner of the 2017 European Union – Qantas
Laura Tingle of the Australian Financial Review has won the 2017 European Union – Qantas Journalism Award and a special commendation was also awarded to Katina Curtis of the Australian Associated Press.
The award was presented by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, at a gala dinner for the inaugural EU-Australia Leadership Forum on Sunday June 4, 2017.
Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs and The Australian Financial Review’s Laura Tingle, winner of the 2017 EU & Qantas Journalism Award
Steve Lewis – Vice President of the National Press Club of Australia, Katina Curtis – journalist at The Australian Associated Press and commendation winner of the 2017 EU & Qantas Journalism Award, Julie Bishop MP – Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Sem Fabrizi – Ambassador of the European Union to Australia.
EUROPEAN UNION JOURNALISM AWARD WINNERS
|1999||Rebecca Gorman||ABC Radio|
|2000||Sid Marris||The Australian|
|2001||Cathy Pryor||The Australian|
|2002||Deidre Macken||Australian Financial Review|
|2003||Allesandra Fabro||Australian Financial Review|
|2004||Damien Carrick||ABC Radio National|
|2005||Diana Bagnall||The Bulletin|
|2006||Josh Gordon||The Age|
|2006||Tony Boyd||Australian Financial Review|
|2007||Michael Visontay||Herald Sun|
|2008||Tim Colebatch||The Age|
|2009||Cathy Alexander||Australian Associated Press|
|2010||Lyn Gallacher||ABC Radio National|
|2011||Adam Morton||The Age|
|2012||Eleanor Hall||ABC The World Today|
|2013||Jake Sturmer||ABC News|
|2014||Aaron Patrick||Australian Financial Review|
|2015||Peter Ryan||ABC Radio|
|2016||Angela Macdonald-Smith||Australian Financial Review|
|2017||Laura Tingle||Australian Financial Review|