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Student Journalist of the Year

Tess Ikonomou won the 2016 Student Journalist of the Year Award


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Entries for the 2017 Student Journalist of the Year Award have now closed.

The winner will be announced at the 2017 Quill Awards night dinner, held in March 2018.

They will receive return airfares to the United States to attend the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference and accommodation and registration to the conference. They will also receive a year's membership of the Melbourne Press Club.

The Award is open to Victorian students whose work has been published in outlets available to the public in 2017. The judges give priority to originality, impact, quality and initiative.

See the links below for more information and to see past winners .


Student Journalist Tess Ikonomou and Young Journalist Bridget Judd report back on their experiences at the 2017 IRE conference.


More on the IRE conference from Young Journalist Award winners

2016 Young Student of the Year Tess Ikonomou

Student Journalist of the Year Honour Roll

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Membership is $85 for journalists, $110 for associate members and $40 for students.

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