Best Suburban Report in Writing

Fiona Sexton, Dana McCauley and Nicole Precel
Port Phillip, Caulfield and Bayside Leaders

Fiona Sexton, Dana McCauley and Nicole Precel of the Port Phillip, Caulfield and Bayside Leaders have won the Quill Award for Best Suburban Report in Writing.

Judges' statement

The Cots for Tots campaign had every angle covered. It was an example of a community newspaper doing what it does best. The judges were impressed by the exceptional outcomes achieved by this fully integrated campaign which not only gave a voice to some of society's most vulnerable and marginalised people but also, critically, provided practical assistance for those who need it most. In an exceptional field of entries, this campaign showed great initiative, persistence, and journalistic skill across a multitude of platforms.

Highly commended

Highly commended was Mandy Squires of the Geelong Advertiser.

Judges' statement

This report painted a superb picture of a colourful and multi-dimensional character in Geelong's new mayor. Mandy Squires is an exceptional writer and this was a good solid read that people would look forward to, beautifully descriptive and well planned.

Winning entry

Leader and St Kilda Mums launch Cots for Tots campaign

Ethan and St Kilda Mums donations turn street worker's life around

Cots for Tots front page (PDF)

Cots for Tots feature (PDF)

Judges' statement.