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MACA Media Awards 2017


The winners for the 2017 MACA Media Awards were announced at a ceremony on 16 October. This event was attended by members of media organisations, peak bodies, NSW Departments, community members and the Hon Tanya Davies, Minister for Ageing. The awards celebrated positive and balanced reporting of older people in the media.

The ceremony was hosted by Ms Ellen Fanning, Australian journalist, and host of The Drum.

Nominations for the MACA Awards were accepted from the following categories; News, Current Affairs, Images, Lifestyle & Health, and Advertising.

This year an additional two categories were introduced to acknowledge the best regional nomination and to acknowledge a special commendation.

A Gold Award was also granted for the most outstanding nomination across all categories.

Watch this short video that captured the 2017 MACA Media awards.



Jane Gilmore – Sydney Morning Herald for Single women face a frightening future of homelessness in Australia


Fiona Smith – The Guardian for Always grasp the opportunity: confronting ageism creatively

Ben Steverman – Sydney Morning Herald for When will you be too old for your job? Check this chart.

Current Affairs


Jenny Brockie – SBS Insight for Women on the Edge


ABC for  You Can’t Ask That Centenarians

Lifestyle and Health


Masako Fukui, Earshot, ABC Radio National for  Late Life Sex


Lucy Clark and David Fanner, The Guardian for  Wisdom of Ages: A Guardian video series

Melanie Burgess, News Corp for  Baby boomers embrace start-ups to transition out of retirement and find work after retrenchment



TRACK for  APIA - We Know You Know


Specsavers for  Specsavers Glasses TV Commercial



The Good Life Magazine, IRT for George Findley, IRT


Innovation NSW for Older Couple Using Mobile Device

Regional Award


John Piggott, The Senior for You Little Beauty, Baradine

Gold Award

Jenny Brockie – SBS Insight for  Women on the Edge

Special Commendation

Chadstone Bowling Club for  All the Bowling Ladies

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