The Awards


What is the entry fee? Please view the entry fee breakdown here

Can I submit my entry by email? All entrants must fill out an online entry form with their entry details. Any materials that are too large to be uploaded online may be emailed to Please ensure any emailed materials are clearly labelled.

Will I receive confirmation of receipt of my entry? Yes. Once you have submitted your entry form online you will receive an email confirmation of your entry. If you do not receive the confirmation email please contact the UNAA office.

Can I enter the same work in more than one category? Yes. You will need to complete the online form and pay the entry fee for each entry. There is a discount available for multiple entries.

Can I submit more than one story or segment as a single entry? Yes. Up to five related stories or segments may be submitted in an entry. Please note that this does not include entire publications or entire series. Specific pieces of work must be identified.

Is there a limit on how many categories I can enter? No, there is no limit.

Do I need to pay the entry fee for each entry? Yes. You can receive a multi-entry discount for up to four entries, if all entries are submitted at the same time.

Is there a time frame for work to have been published/broadcast? Yes. All entries must have been published/broadcast in Australian public media sometime between September 2 2016 and September 5 2017.

When will finalists be announced? Finalists will be announced at the conclusion of judging – early October.

If I’m a finalist, do I need to purchase a ticket to attend the Presentation Dinner? Yes. All finalists will receive an invitation and will need to purchase tickets to attend.

Where will the Presentation Dinner be held? The Dinner will be held on Friday October 27 at the Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Is there a prize for winners? Winners will receive a trophy and certificate at the Awards Presentation Dinner.