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 2020 Ossie Awards are now open via an online submission process.
The deadline for the 2020 awards will be midnight on Friday, October 16 (NSW time). The awards will be presented during the JERAA conference in Melbourne 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.
In 2020, the new award for reporting on climate change returns. 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.
A Student of the Year Award worth $750 is also on offer, 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.
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Previous winners of the Ossie Awards, dating back to 2008
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