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LGAQ Media Award open and seeking entries

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

LGAQ Media Award open and seeking entries

The Local Government Association of Queensland is calling for entries for the 2017 Bean Lockyer Ticehurst Award for Excellence in Regional Journalism, offering a cash prize of $15,000.

The award, now in its sixth year of inception, is a prestigious and lucrative opportunity for journalists - designed to highlight and draw attention to journalistic excellence in regional Queensland.

Entries must have been published or broadcast between 30 June 2016 and 1 July 2017.

Entries are open to all Australian residents but entries must contain work that is relevant to regional issues being faced in Queensland.

LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam said the Award was an important opportunity to recognise, reward and encourage high quality reporting related to rural and regional Queensland.

'As the challenges to the mainstream media sector mount, high quality journalism across regional Queensland is vital to ensuring the interests of local communities keep driving decisions at all levels of government,' he said.

Previous award winners have covered topics as diverse as the impact on local communities of road accidents to the path for reform of Alcohol Management Plans in indigenous communities.

The award was established in 2011 to honour the work of Australian Broadcasting Corporation figures John Bean, Paul Lockyer and Gary Ticehurst, who lost their lives in a helicopter crash.

Entries close Friday 18 August.

For more information on terms and conditions of entry visit:

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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