Australian journalism to be celebrated in Brisbane

October 31, 2017

The 62nd Annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 November.

The awards cover all media, including print, television, radio, photographic and online media. They are regarded as the Australian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Journalists around the nation submitted more than 1,200 entries, which were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives. The finalists span 24 categories, which include Coverage of Indigenous Affairs; Feature Writing (over 4000 words), Scoop of the Year and Best Cartoon.

The finalists for the Nikon-Walkley Photography Awards can be seen here. Some of the finalists have already been named as Nikon Prize Winners in a separate category.

The finalists’ photographs will be toured around the nation in a series of free public exhibitions and are on display at the ABC in Brisbane until 27 November.

A photo from New York Times and Washington Post photographer Andrew Quilty’s portfolio which has been nominated for a 2017 Nikon-Walkley Award. A little over an hour from the Afghan capital Kabul, in the province of Logar, which is heavily contested by Government and Taliban forces, students from a private school in the district of Muhammad Agha sing the Afghan national anthem during an assembly outside the main building — for the benefit of their visitors from The Wall Street Journal.

Fairfax Media’s Alex Ellinghausen took this image of players tidying up their hair after removing their caps for a team photo with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the Prime Minister’s XI cricket match against Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval in Canberra. The image is one of a portfolio of work that has been nominated for a Nikon-Walkley Award.