Young Journalist of the Year

Aisha Dow of The Border Mail was named Young Journalist of the Year at the Melbourne Press Club's 2012 Quill Awards.

Dow's work with the paper included articles covering a spike in painkiller overdoses, a homeless pregnant couple and more.

She won travel costs to attend one of the world's best journalism conferences, the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in the United States.

Click here to see Aisha's winning articles.



PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CATEGORY WAS SUBJECT TO DIFFERENT CRITERIA FROM OTHER CATEGORIES IN TWO RESPECTS:

  1. You may include in your entry in this category an item which has also been entered in another category. This is an exception to the general rule that any given item can only be entered once.
  2. Whereas for other categories there is a limit on the number of stories which may be submitted in each entry, in the YJYA there is no such limit - you may submit a folio of work. In the interests of not overburdening the judges, it would be preferable if entrants could limit their portfolio to, say, a maximum of 10 stories or items.

A condition of the award is that the winner will take up the prize during the employer's time and will be paid the normal salary while overseas. There is no restriction on the number of young journalists who may be nominated by a publication or broadcaster.

Entries close at 5pm Friday 7 February 2014. The winner will be announced at the Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards dinner at Crown Palladium on Friday 21 March 2014.