MEAA is a co-sponsor of the Overland magazine Fair Australia Prize.
The prize encourages artists and writers of fiction, poetry and essays to be part of setting a new agenda for our future; questioning our collective common future and how we might get there together. How might we change our collective future? How could we achieve a more sustainable planet? What would fairer work practices look like?
There are five categories, each with a prize of $4000:
one for fiction (up to 3000 words)
one for essay (up to 3000 words)
one for poetry (up to 88 lines)
one for cartoon or graphic (180 mm wide by 255 mm high), and
one for the best entry by a NUW, NTEU or MEAA member (in any category)
The Australian Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations from media organisations and journalists for the 2017 Human Rights Awards.
“We all know someone, or perhaps a business or organisation, that deserves to be recognised for their inspiring work; for their devotion to making Australia a better place and their commitment to ensuring our rights and freedoms are enjoyed by all, on an equal basis,” said Commission president Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher.
“Although I’m only a few days into my role as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, I’m looking forward to finding out about the great human rights work that you, and others you know, are doing.”
Previous winners in the prestigious Human Rights Medal category include Pat Anderson, Peter Greste, Eddie Mabo, Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser, Ian Thorpe, Jeremy Jones, Professor Fred Hollows, Sister Clare Condon and Dorothy Hoddinott.
On September 4, nominations close for all eight Awards categories including the Media Award, the Human Rights Medal, the Business Award, the Law Award, the Young People’s Human Rights Medal and the Racism. It Stops With Me Award. For details, go here: http://hrawards.humanrights.gov.au/