Entries now open for ACER journalism award

28 March 2011

Written by: Ashley Fritsch

Building on last year’s success, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is once again offering an award for excellence in an article relating to education.

Entry is open to current journalism and professional writing students across Australia and last year the two winning entries came from students of Deakin University and Edith Cowan University. (Feedback provided by the judges can be viewed on the award website.)

Similar to last year, small cash prizes totalling $600 will be awarded to the place getters ($300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place). In addition the winning and short listed entries will be considered for publication in one of the magazines published by ACER Press – Teacher and Inside Teaching.

The entries will be judged by a panel of professional journalists who specialise in education and so far Justine Ferrari of The Australian, Darragh O’Keefe of Education Review and prominent freelancer Christopher Bantick have agreed to join the panel.

Applications are now open and may be submitted up until Friday, 28 October, 2011.

For further information and to download an entry form visit www.acer.edu.au/journalismaward