Celebrating the best in rural and regional media

Entries are open for the Rural Press Club of Victoria 2021 Rural and Regional Journalism and Photography Awards.


This annual competition celebrates quality rural and regional media by showcasing the best journalism and photography from across Victoria and Tasmania.

To celebrate the past year, award winners will be announced at a formal function at the Showtime Events Centre, South Wharf on Friday August 27.

RPCV Vice President Bryce Eishold said it had been a huge 12 months for rural and regional media.

“Despite the challenges of a shrinking media landscape and COVID-19, our journalist and photography members continued to shine a light on the important issues affecting our communities,” he said.
“This year, the awards will be extra special because we want to recognise the individuals and media outlets that worked so hard, while also bringing our industry together to celebrate for the first time since 2019.”

To enter the awards, journalists and photographers must be members of the RPCV.

Membership is available HERE.

Work eligible for the awards must have been published or broadcast from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

Entries close Friday August 6 at 5pm AEST.

The prestigious titles of Journalist and Photographer of the Year will be up for grabs, while all newspapers, radio and television stations can compete for the hotly contested Media Outlet of the Year.

More details about the awards presentation will be available in coming weeks when the event tickets go on sale.

For more information contact: Simone Smith 0438 847742 or