The Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism are the premier media awards in Victoria. Established by the Melbourne Press Club in 1995 with 10 awards, the Quills now celebrate the best work in over 30 categories across all media.
The best category winner is selected as the Gold Quill winner, receiving a $7,500 prize supported by principal sponsors Virgin Australia and Monash University.
The Gold Quill winners include a roll call of some of the biggest names in Australian journalism, including The Age’s Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker who have won it three times. Andrew Rule, Adele Ferguson, Julie-Anne Davies and Terry McCann have each won it twice.
Entrants to the Quills must be employed by a media organisation that is based in Victoria or conducts substantial publishing or broadcasting activities in Victoria. They must work primarily in Victoria or have been sent from Victoria on an interstate or overseas assignment for a Victorian media organisation.