Democracy’s Watchdogs’ award


Are you the future of investigative reporting? The next Adele Ferguson, Kate McClymont, Michael West or Matt Nippert? It’s not as fanciful as you may think, if you have the right stuff.

Watch this video as previous winners of Democracy’s Watchdogs’ student prize for investigative reporting discuss the importance of investigative journalism, and how winning the award has impacted them and their work:

The deadline for entering this year’s awards is November 18. There are two categories: print/online and video/audio. Each has a prize of $1000 and an engraved trophy, and there are highly commended certificates.

Journalism students in Australia and New Zealand can enter stories that have been published or are still looking for a home. Assignment work or stories produced outside university studies can also be submitted. Individual and group entries will be accepted. But all stories must have been created in 2022.

The award details and the entry application form can be found here:

Are you the next in line?