The Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards are the most prestigious competition for press photographers in Australia. Nikon proudly sponsors awards in five categories including daily life, sport, news and photographic essay.
The coveted 2009 Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the Year was awarded to Renee Nowytarger from The Australian, for her body of work which the judges praised as rounded and versatile. Her stand out photograph on an exhausted and forlorn Malcolm Turnbull was singled out for especial praise, along with her emotional coverage of indigenous affairs.
::: AWARD WINNERS :::
Nikon-Walkley Press Photographer of the year: Renee Nowytarger, The Australian
Daily Life / Feature Photography: Kirk Gilmour, Illawarra Mercury & The Sydney Morning Herald: Batten Down the Boogie Boards
Sport Photography: Phil Hillyard, The Daily Telegraph: Sports Light
News Photography: Justin McManus, The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald: Black Saturday Body
Photographic Essay: Jason South, The Age: Papua Birth