The Australian Golf Media Awards were created for media professionals who cover Australian golf and golfers in the print, internet, radio, television and photography sections of the Australian Media. Now in their 14th year, the awards has noted sports journalist Mr. Jim Webster OAM as its Chair with a panel made up by representatives from Golf Australia, the PGA of Australia, PGA Tour of Australasia and the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Inc. and a noted former journalist and newspaper editor as well.
The presentation to winners of the various categories has now become a centrepiece of the Australian Golf Writers Association annual dinner which is always held on the eve of the final round of the Australian Open Golf Championship. AGWA President Brendan Moloney said he was pleased that the peak golfing bodies had again shown their support for Australia's golf media by sponsoring the awards. "We also acknowledge Tourism Ireland which will sponsor the award for the best international travel story on golf by an Australian journalist," he said.
The awards, which showcase the best coverage of golf, are open to all media representatives and not just members of the Australian Golf Writers Association and will be presented for:
- Photojournalism - Best Photograph.
- Television - Best Feature Story or Report.
- Electronic/Media (Internet) -Best Feature Story or Report.
- Electronic Media (Radio) – Best Feature Story or Report
- Print - Best Feature Story (Newspaper).
- Print - Best Report (Newspaper).
- Print - Best Feature or Story (Magazine).
- Print - Best Feature or Story Amateur Golf.
- Print – Best Feature or Report in a newspaper or magazine on
- Women’s Professional Golf
- Print - Best Column.
- Print - Best Feature Story or report in a trade magazine.
- Print - Best International Story. Sponsored by Tourism Ireland. This must be a golf travel story.
PLEASE NOTE: IF THERE IS ONLY ONE ENTRY IN ANY CATEGORY, THE JUDGES MAY DECIDE NOT TO BESTOW AN AWARD IN THAT CATEGORY.
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Printed Entries should be in Microsoft Word or PDF files with photos in JPEG format and forwarded to:
Australian Golf Media Awards
C/- George Begg
AGWA Honorary Secretary /Treasurer,
All entries must be lodged no later than Friday August 17th 2012 and each entry must consist of a file of the original article.
Any entry not meeting this criteria will not be considered.
The Australian Golf Media Awards were created to recognise excellence in the areas of print, internet, radio, television and photography of Australian golf and golfers.
The awards are open to all Australian media personnel who cover golf and NOT JUST members of the Australian Golf Writers Association.
The judging period for the current awards covers 1st July each year until 30th June the following year. If you are involved in any related fields, you are encouraged to enter your work.
The presentation of the awards has become the centerpiece of the Australian Golf Writers Association annual dinner, held during the Australian Open Championship. They are sponsored by Golf Australia, the PGA Tour of Australasia, PGA of Australia, ALPG and Tourism Ireland.