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Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Regional Journalism Prize


$2,375 + Voluntary Work Placement with a Regional News Outlet



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The aim of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) Regional Journalism Prize is to encourage undergraduate journalism students to continue their journalism training by undertaking a voluntary work placement with a regional news outlet. The Prize is focused on providing this opportunity to students who may not have the social capital to obtain a placement on their own.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Prize, a candidate must meet all of the following criteria: 

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa; and 
  • Be enrolled in the Bachelor of Communication (Journalism); and 
  • Have successfully completed 48 credit points; and 
  • Submit a piece of journalistic work completed during the degree and that has been published on Central News, that is: 
    • no fewer than four-hundred (400) words, or 
    • video work of no less than 4 minutes, or 
    • audio work or no less than 4 minutes 
  • A statement of no more than 400 words articulating how being awarded the Prize will support their passion for a career in journalism. 

Selection process

  • Journalistic merit of their submitted piece 
  • Articulated passion for a career in journalism as demonstrated in their submitted statement of no more than 400 words 
  • Academic merit in the Bachelor or Communication (Journalism) to date. 
  • Preference is given to:
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants; and 
    • Applicants who have educational disadvantages as demonstrated by a personal statement, including: o Financial hardship 
      • Low socio-economic status background (low SES) 
    • Remote or regional 

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