The Melbourne Press Club is pleased to announce the establishment of two new technical Quill Awards categories focused on broadcast journalism. The former TV Camera Work Quill will be split into two awards, each focusing on different aspects of visual storytelling:
- The TV Camera Work (Shot of the Year) Quill will be judged on impact, technical skill and exclusivity, with judges evaluating the success of entrants in capturing or illuminating the essence of a breaking news story or providing new insight into a subject.
- The TV Camera Work (Creative Camera Work) Quill will focus on news features where the camera operator displayed innovation and creativity. Judges will assess entrants' expertise and use of extra-camera technologies including drones and dash cams to create sequences with extra visual impact.
"We listened to feedback and came to the conclusion that one Quill for TV camera work couldn't capture the diversity of skills, talent and innovation shown by camera operators in Victoria. This arrangement better celebrates their contributions to great journalism," Acting CEO Eileen Berry said.
Established by the Melbourne Press Club in 1995, the Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism are the premier media awards in Victoria.
The 2019 Quill awards will celebrate the best work in more than 30 categories across all media. The best category winner will be selected as the Gold Quill winner, receiving a $7,500 prize supported by principal sponsors Virgin Australia and Monash University.
Entries for all 2019 Quill Awards categories will open on our website in early December. Winners will be announced at the Quill Awards Dinner, to be held on Friday 6 March 2020.