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PTC NSW Media Awards

The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Media Awards are presented to an individual working in the media industry for their positive portrayal of the work of teachers and schools and their recognition of the value to the community of teaching as a profession.

These awards are presented annually and consist of:

  • The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Media Award
  • The Professional Teachers’ Council NSW Regional Media Award

The focus of the Media Awards is on the value of teaching and learning. The nomination should have contributed positively to changing the public’s perception of the significance of teaching as a profession. It could be for one or a series of news stories, presentations, interviews or articles.

Media Award Nomination Form and Guidelines for this year's Media Awards are now available.

icon Media Award Guidelines 2016 (323.88 kB)

icon PTC NSW Media Award Nomination Form 2016 (315.94 kB)

icon PTC NSW Media Award Nomination Form 2016 (294 kB)


Previous Award Recipients

YearAwardAward RecipientOrganisation
2015 Media Award Natasha Bita National Education Correspondent, The Australian
"What makes a good teacher?"
2014 Media Award Rebecca Vukovic The Bakharia teacher production line - Australian Teacher Magazine, February 2014 issue
2013 Media Award - -
2012 Media Award Mathew Carney & Janine Cohen

Revolution in the classroom - ABC 4 corners

2011 Media Award Joel Gibson Treasure this - teachers offer twice the passion for half the pay - The Sydney Morning Herald
2010 Media Award Maralyn Parker Writing on the wall for library revolution - The Daily Telegraph
2009 Media Award Dr Damon Young Bending the Rules, Sydney's Child March 2009 Edition
Regional Media Award Bill Jayet & Roel ten Cate Parkes Champion Post, Feature article Variety Club Car Bash comes to Parkes
2008 Media Award Dr Michael Nagel Teaching the Teachers, Sydney's Child March 2008 Edition
Regional Media Award Jenny Joynt Yass Tribune, Feature articleExcellence in teaching
2007 Media Award Richard Aedy ABC Radio National - Life Matters
Regional Media Award Tony Pritchard WIN Television
2006 Media Award Dr Gordon Tait Sydney's Child
Regional Media Award Jane Gerhardy Daily Advertiser
2005 Media Award Cameron Tomarchio Liverpool Leader
Regional Media Award Claire Lupotn Bega District News
2004 Media Award Julie McCrossin & Kate Evans ABC Radio National – Life Matters
Regional Media Award Margaret Markson Lithgow Mercury
Highly Commended Award Alison Turner Deadly Vibe
2003 Media Award Aviva Ziegler ABC Television
Regional Media Award Graham Broadhead & Richard Forbes North Coast Advocate & The Northern Star
2002 Media Award Valerie Khoo Inform
Regional Media Award   North Coast Advocate & The Northern Star
2001 Media Award Margaret Throsby ABC Classic FM
2000 Major Media Award Alison Soltau Parramatta Advertiser
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