Student Journalist of the Year

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The MPC 2019 Student Journalist of the Year award is now closed for applications. Finalists will be announced in early March and the winning entry presented at the Quills Dinner on 6 March 2020.

The award recognises and promotes excellence in Victorian student journalism.

Enrolled student journalists are encouraged to enter a piece of journalism in any media that has been made available to the general public in Victoria during 2019.

The winner will be named at the Melbourne Press Club Quill awards - the annual gala dinner celebrating the best in Victorian journalism. They will receive a trip to Maryland in June 2020 to attend the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference. The prize includes airfares, conference registration and accommodation for the length of the conference.

Winners also receive a free annual membership with the Melbourne Press Club.

Recollections from previous winners

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

2015 Student Journalist of the Year Bridget Davies and Young Journalist Tom Minear on their experiences at the 2015 IRE conference in New Orleans.

Apply to join the Melbourne Press Club

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

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