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Quills - Categories

Two new Quill categories have been added to the 2020 schedule: the one-off Father Bob Maguire Foundation Cobberwealth Award for Reporting on Social Inclusion and the Quill for Recognising Excellence in Indigenous Affairs Reporting.

See the full list below:

  • Artwork
  • Best Business Story in Any Medium
  • Breaking News Coverage
  • Cartoon
  • Coverage of an Issue or Event
  • The Father Bob Maguire Foundation 'Cobberwealth' Award for Reporting on Social Inclusion
  • Features Photograph
  • Feature Writing
  • The Grant Hattam Quill for Investigative Journalism
  • Innovation in Journalism
  • The Keith Dunstan Quill for Commentary
  • News Photograph
  • News Report in Writing
  • Podcasting
  • Quill for Recognising Excellence in Indigenous Affairs Reporting
  • Radio Current Affairs
  • Radio News
  • Regional and Rural Journalism
  • Sports Feature
  • Sports News
  • Sports Photograph
  • The TAC Quill for Road Safety Reporting
  • TV Camera Work (Creative)
  • TV Camera Work (Shot of the Year)
  • TV/Video Feature (Long Form)
  • TV/Video Feature (Short Form)
  • TV/Video News
  • The VicHealth Quill for Coverage of Women in Sport
  • The Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Disability Issues
  • The Victorian Government Quill for Reporting on Multicultural Affairs
  • Young Journalist of the Year

The 2020 Gold Quill will be presented to the work judged best among the category winners.

In addition to the Quill awards, a number of other prizes are currently open for entries, including our 2020 Student Journalist of the Year competition. The winner receives travel and attendance at the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in the United States in June 2021 (COVID-19 permitting).

We have also opened entries for our prestigious national prizes: the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year award and the Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year award.

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