The annual Quill Awards for journalistic excellence are open again with 30 categories open to all Victorian journalists.

The Quills, are the premier media awards in Victoria, and were established by the Melbourne Press Club in 1995. The best category winner is selected as the Gold Quill winner, receiving a $7,500 prize.

This year the multicultural affairs and media award, presented in partnership with the Gandel Foundation, carries a $2,000 prize and will include for the first time multicultural media, not just multicultural stories.

They encourage original, and informed reporting, programs, or features, on, about, or for multicultural audiences.

Judges will look for journalism that highlights issues, experiences and contributions of individuals, groups and/or communities.

The issues encountered by multicultural communities such as, racism and discrimination, stereotyping, or issues within communities, are of consideration.

The award looks for true stories that provide a nuanced and deeper understanding of Australia’s cultural diversity and multicultural audiences.

Entrants are asked to provide one main piece of work. Entrants can also choose to include one or two supporting pieces.

If the work is in another language, it must be accompanied by a translation and an English synopsis. For information on how to enter please go to