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Entries open for Youth Media Awards.

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Hon. Larry Anthony, MP Minister for Children and Youth Affairs


Entries are now open for the 2002 National Youth Media Awards, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony said today.

"The media plays a powerful role in shaping public opinion. The National Youth Media Awards encourage fair, balanced and positive reporting and highlight some of the best examples of journalism focusing on young people and youth issues."

There are thirteen categories in total. Ten of these are open to journalists of all ages:

●Best news report in metropolitan press

●Best news report in suburban/regional press

●Best feature in metropolitan press

●Best feature in suburban/regional press

●Best television news story

●Best television current affairs/documentary

●Best television lifestyle program

●Best news/current affairs story on radio

●Best feature/interview on radio

●Best online media

There are also two categories open to journalists under 26 years of age.:

●Young Indigenous Journalist of the Year

●Young Journalist of the Year

The public can also participate in the Awards by nominating their favourite print, radio or television story for the Popular Choice Award at Video Ezy stores around the country.

Entries must have appeared in the Australian public media between 24 March 2001 and 28 June 2002. Entries and nominations close on 28 June 2002. Three finalists in each category

will be invited to attend the presentation event in Sydney in September 2002.

"Our young people deserve to have their achievements highlighted. They make an important yet sometimes unrecognised contribution to Australia and it is heartening to see a growing acknowledgment of this by the Australian media.

"I encourage all journalists and media outlets to get involved in the Awards and enter their stories on youth issues and young people."

For further information and entry forms see or call 1800 034 960.

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