The annual Ossie Awards, named after journalist Osmar S. White, are organised by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia. Senior journalists and editors judge the main award categories.
The 2021 Ossie Awards are now open via an online submission process.
The deadline for the 2021 awards will be midnight on Friday, October 22 (NSW time). The awards will be presented during the JERAA conference in Canberra in early December.
Winners in most categories receive a $200 prize, funded in perpetuity by a generous donation by White’s daughter, journalist and author Sally A. White.
A Student of the Year Award worth $750 is available, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Australian Press Council. The Press Council is sponsoring two other awards each worth $200 on media ethics and press freedom.
In 2021, JERAA is delighted to announce that our specialist award categories are continuing thanks to our sponsors. The Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub Prize for best Climate Change Reporting attracts a $200 prize. Intellect are also providing a book voucher of 100 GBP for the Best Publication award.
The Mindframe for Journalism Education categories each attract a $200 prize and are sponsored by Everymind. The Dart Centre Asia Pacific prize is also $200, sponsored by Dart Centre Asia Pacific, and there are two $200 awards sponsored by Our Watch that recognise coverage of a violence against women issue. JERAA also thanks the anonymous sponsor who provides $200 for the John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs.
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