ossie awards

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 2019 Ossie Awards will open shortly via an online submission process.

The deadline for the 2019 wards will be midnight on Friday, October 11 (SA time). The awards will be presented during the JERAA conference in Sydney 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 2019 there is a new award, with a $200 price for reporting on climate change. The award is the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub Prize for best Climate Change Reporting. Palgrave are also providing a book voucher of 200 Euros 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.

Jeanti St Clair
Southern Cross University

ossie awards recognising the best work of student journalists

Past Winners

Capel-Stanley wins Journalism Student of the Year

The 2019 Ossie Award winners, showcasing Australia’s best student journalism, have been announced during the annual dinner of the Journalism Educati[...]

Previous winners of the Ossie Awards, dating back to 2008

The full list of previous winners of the Ossie Awards can be found here.


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