Quill Awards 2011

Quill Awards 2011

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Quill Awards for Excellence in Victorian Journalism.

The 2011 Quill Awards were held at the Crown Palladium on 23rd March, acknowledging the best in Victorian journalism throughout the past year.

Among the night's winners:

  • The Age & The Age Online journalists Nick McKenzie, Maris Beck & Tom McKendrick won the Monash University Gold Quill for their expos√© of the illegal sex trade
  • 3AW's Neil Mitchell took out the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award- John Hamilton of the Herald Sun won the Lifetime Achievement Award for a 50-year career at the West Australian, The Age and the Herald & Weekly Times. 
  • John Hamilton won the 2011 Melbourne Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award for a 50-year career at the West Australian, The Age and the Herald & Weekly Times.
  • Herald Sun's Amelia Harris has won the 2011 Young Journalist of the Year Award for a body of work that included an exclusive on Victoria Police fudging crime statistics, coverage of the Occupy Melbourne protest and reporting on the problem of repeat drink driving.

Read Michael Smith's article 'Why Great Journalism is worth paying for,' published at the Australian Online

Read the news release for the 2011 Quill Awards 

View the 2011 Quill Awards Social Media Wrap 

View the Winners of the Best Tweets of the #Quills Competition

Check out the 2011 Quill Awards in the Media