Entries are now open for the 2011 Walkleys Young Australian Journalist of the Year Competition.
Introduced in 2008, the awards celebrate outstanding reporting by Australian journalists who are 26 years old or younger.
The competition is made up of 5 categories: Television, Radio, Print, Online and Photography. The winner of the Photographic category receives a kit containing a Nikon D7000 D-SLR and AF-S 18-105VR lens valued at over $2,000. The overall competition winner (The Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year) will receive an overseas trip to visit media organisations either in the UK or the US.
The images submitted by last year’s winner, James Brickwood, were chosen for their diversity and emotional impact. The judges noted his expertise and originality.
Entry is available to all photojournalists 26 years old or younger. Entry is free to members of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance and costs $200 for non-members. Entrants are required to submit 3 images.
Entries open 1st February 2011 and close 18th March 2011. Full details, including the entry form, are available on the Young Walkley Awards website.