Awards and prizes
The ACIJ administers the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism, the Wanda Jamrozik Prize and the Dame Mary Gilmore Prize (for Journalism).
George Munster Award for Independent Journalism
The George Munster Award recognises excellence in independent journalism. Originally an award for freelance journalism, the award has been expanded to include applicants from any medium who are not necessarily freelancers, but who can demonstrate independence of mind, acuity and excellence in their craft. The award carries a prize of $1,000. For more information.
Winners of the George Munster Award
SMH journalists Kate McClymont and Linton Besser were awarded the 2012 George Munster award for their series on 'The Obeid family business' and author and journalist Russell Skelton won the 2011 George Munster award for his book, 'King Brown Country - The Betrayal of Papunya'.
Wanda Jamrozik Prize
The Wanda Jamrozik Prize is awarded to the best Honours or graduate thesis/project in the areas of Journalism, Media Studies or a related field in Social Science and the Humanities, which exemplifies human values in the media, especially in relation to ethnic, racial and multicultural issues, both in Australia and internationally. The cash prize is determined by the Faculty based on the interest earned by the Trust in the preceding year. It is usually not less than $1,000. For more information.
Dame Mary Gilmore Memorial Prize (for Journalism)
The Dame Mary Gilmore Memorial Prize for Journalism is awarded to a student whose submitted work exemplifies commentary on issues of social justice and the rights and concerns of women. The work can be a thesis, project or portfolio of work, with at least one piece in the print medium. The student must be a Journalism graduate, or a BA Communications Hons, or a Master of Journalism graduate who has satisfied all the requirements for graduation. The prize is $1000. For more information.