As a partner to the Walkley Foundation, Ogilvy PR Australia representatives were part of an audience including over 700 journalists and media identities who came together to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Walkley Awards.
Hosted by David Speers at Melbourne’s Crowne Palladium, 34 awards were presented across a number of categories, from press photography and investigative journalism to camerawork and sports journalism.
The winner of the Gold Walkley Award was awarded to ABC journalists Caro Meldrum-Hanna, Sam Clark and Max Murch for ‘Making a Killing’ a Four Corners investigation that uncovered animal mistreatment in the greyhound racing industry. Congratulations.
Since 1956, the Walklelys have been the pinnacle of achievement for an Australian journalist. The Walkleys were started by Ampol Petroleum founder Sir William Gaston Walkley in 1956 with just five categories, all recognising excellence in print journalism. Bill Walkley had envisaged awards that recognised emerging talent in the Australian media — and almost 60 years later, they’re still going strong.
Ogilvy PR team members Kieran Moore, Alexandra Smith, Nino Tesoriero and Tara Mills were accompanied by clients from NAB, Microsoft and Target. Ogilvy PR is a proud partner to the Walkley Foundation and congratulates it for the work it does and to all 2015 winners.