Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Regional Journalism Prize
$2,375 + Voluntary Work Placement with a Regional News Outlet
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.
- 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