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Our Watch Awards


The Our Watch Awards reward and recognise excellence in journalism that contributes to a deeper understanding of violence against women, its drivers and prevention.

The awards are administered by the Walkley Foundation. A champion of innovation and a respected thought leader, the Walkley Foundation encourages journalism that enriches our communities. 

Information on how to enter

Find out more information about the Our Watch Awards on The Walkley Foundation website including:

  • entry requirements
  • categories
  • judging criteria
  • terms and conditions

Find the "audio description" version of this video here. 

The awards were launched on Wednesday 3 June 2015 with a live address from Our Watch Ambassador Rosie Batty to the National Press Club. Ms Batty delivered a rallying cry to the Australian media, urging them to use their influence to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that underpin violence against women.

Ms Batty said journalists are “uniquely placed to help stop violence before it starts”. 

These national awards are designed to celebrate and reward the media who play a role in bringing about this change. 

The Our Watch Awards build on the excellent work of Domestic Violence Victoria and others in Victoria whose collaborative efforts created the Eliminating Violence Against Women Media Awards (EVAs). 

See the list of winners at the 2016 Our Watch Awards.

See the list of winners at the 2015 Our Watch Awards. 

Find the "audio description" version of this video here. 

The awards have been developed as part of the Our Watch National Media Engagement (NME) Project. 
To find out more information about the awards visit The Walkley Foundation website.

For statistics and reporting resources, see our reporting guidelines

Find out more about the National Media Engagement Project.

Find out more about the launch of the awards at the National Press Club.

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