Past Winners

Winner
More than 60 couples fleeced in Willows wedding wipeout

Benjamin Ansell, University of Melbourne

Best text-based story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – 750 words or less ($200)

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Winner
The heart of the matter

Tallulah Thompson, University of Technology Sydney

Best text-based story by an Undergraduate Student – over 750 words ($200)

Highly commended
Chantilly Lacey: Killer ex-WAG now $7m-a-year fashion queen

Emily Selleck, Bond University

Best text-based story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – 750 words or less ($200)

Highly commended
Turning over a new leaf

Sarah Makse, Curtin University

Best text-based story by an Undergraduate Student – over 750 words ($200)

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Winner
Eight Years On: The Syrian war and its child refugees

Angus Smith, Monash University

Best text-based story by a Postgraduate Student - over 750 words ($200)

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Winner
Memorial service for slain teenage Liep Gony

Andrea Thiis-Evensen, Monash University

Best audio story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – 2 minutes or less ($200)

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Winner
‘Perfection’ is more than skin deep: Being brown, being beautiful

Dilpreet Kaur, University of Melbourne

Best audio story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – over 2 minutes ($200)

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Highly commended
My family doesn’t have many secrets

Emily Bradfield, Bond University

Best audio story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – over 2 minutes ($200)

Winner
Firefighters climb hard for charity

Andrea Thiis-Evensen and Ezra Holt, Monash University

Best video story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – 2 minutes or less ($200)

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Rising from Mother’s Ruin

Sinead Fogarty, Macleay College

Best video story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – over 2 minutes ($200)

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Highly commended
World Science Festival in Brisbane

Naveen Razik, Queensland University of Technology

Best video story by an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student – over 2 minutes ($200)

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Winner
Indigenous suicide in custody: ‘How have lives just slipped away?

Jack Banister, University of Melbourne

John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs ($200)

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Highly commended
All acknowledgement and no action for Indigenous people

Massilia Aili, University of Technology Sydney

John Newfong Prize for Reporting on Indigenous Affairs ($200)

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Archive
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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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 Education and Research Association of Australia conference in Sydney. Links to the stories and judges’ comments are below, where publicly available. The Australian Press Council Prize for Journalism Student of the Year ($750 prize) Winner […]

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