3 Fil-Aussies shine in 2014 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards

Ang Kalatas publisher Millie Marcial-Phillips (left) winner of Best Online Publication of the Year, Violi Calvert - finalist for Best Editorial/Commentary of the Year, and Tristan Filio - Young Journalist of the Year finalist. [TFA]
Ang Kalatas publisher Millie Marcial-Phillips (left) winner of Best Online Publication of the Year, Violi Calvert - finalist for Best Editorial/Commentary of the Year, and Tristan Filio - Young Journalist of the Year finalist. [TFA]

The NSW Premier’s Awards for Multicultural Media was held last night with three Filipino-Australians included in the list of finalists for Best Editorial/Commentary of the Year, Best Online Publication of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year.

The three Filipino-Australians are Violi Calvert for her series of articles on the Roger Dean / Quakers Hill Nursing Home case published at The Filipino Australian website, Millie Marcial-Phillips as publisher of Ang Kalatas, and Tristan Filio in the Young Journalist of the Year category.

Ang Kalatas website bested two other finalists to win the Best Online Publication of the Year award.

The NSW Premier’s Awards, now in its second year, recognises “excellence in journalism across the myriad of media outlets” in New South Wales multicultural community.

Finalist Violi Calvert with TFA Editor Romy Cayabyab, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, Global Filipinos Australia chair Lolita Farmer OAM who nominated to the Awards the series of articles on the Roger Dean / Quakers Hill Nursing Home case, and Philippine Community Herald editor Manny Diel.
Finalist Violi Calvert with TFA Editor Romy Cayabyab, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, Global Filipinos Australia chair Lolita Farmer OAM who nominated to the Awards the series of articles on the Roger Dean / Quakers Hill Nursing Home case, and Philippine Community Herald editor Manny Diel.
Hosting last night’s awarding at a Sydney’s hotel ballroom were NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell MP and NSW Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello MP.

The panel of judges for this year’s Awards comprised:

* Professor Alan Knight, Head of the Graduate School of Journalism, University of Technology Sydney

* Mr Andrew West, Journalist and Broadcaster, ABC Radio National

* Ms Majida Abboud-Saab, former producer of Arabic programs, SBS Radio

* Professor Lynette Sheridan Burns, Professor of Journalism and Head of the School of Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney

* Mr Rick Feneley, Senior Writer and Journalist, Fairfax Media

* Mr Anwar Harb, Editor, An Nahar

* Mr Brendan Esposito, Chief Photographer, Fairfax Media

* Mr Russell Shakespeare, Freelance photographer

* Mr James Tong, CEO, Chinatown.com, and

* Mr Malik Osman, Founder, Flashpoint Graphics.

The Filipino Australian's Quakers Hill Nursing Home series of articles in Best Editorial-Commentary of the Year
The Filipino Australian's Quakers Hill Nursing Home series of articles in Best Editorial-Commentary of the Year

The Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards is the second major awards given by the NSW Premier for organisations or services focused on multicultural community.

The NSW National Multicultural Marketing Awards is the first major awards under the Office of NSW Premier and run by the NSW Community Relations Commission. emanila.com, a portal website of which The Filipino Australian is a member, won the Inaugural Award for Technology in 2000. The other multicultural marketing awardee is the annual Philippine Fiesta in Sydney organised by Philippine Association of Sports and Culture which won the award in the 1990s.

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One Response to "3 Fil-Aussies shine in 2014 NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards"

  1. violi   February 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Thank you to Romy Cayabyab and The Filipino Australian for the encourage, support and inspiring over the years. Thanks Romy for doing the coverage of the case with me and for publishing the articles, and also to Atty Lolit Farmer, OAM for nominating the articles for the award.

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