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MACA Media Awards 2019

Nominations are open for the 2019 MACA Media Awards.

To nominate visit: https://nswcommunities.smartygrants.com.au/mediaawards2019

The MACA Media Awards seeks to challenge negative stereotypes towards older people by highlighting examples of balanced and realistic media reporting on older people and ageing.

By holding up media reports that demonstrate that demonstrate there is more to ageing than becoming old, the awards program aims to improve public perceptions of older people.

More Information

Terms and Conditions for the 2019 MACA Media Awards.

ReportAge: Media Guidelines for portraying people who are older

For further information, contact the MACA Secretariat

The MACA is the official advisory body on ageing policy to the NSW Government. It provides advice to the Minister for Ageing on matters relating to ageing and older people.

MACA Media Awards 2018

The winners for the 2018 MACA Media Awards were announced at a ceremony on 15 October at the Australian Museum, Sydney.

This event was attended by 200 including finalists, members of media organisations, peak bodies, NSW Departments, community members and the Hon Tanya Davies, Minister for Ageing.

The ceremony was hosted by SBS Insight host and 2017 MACA Gold Award Winner Jenny Brockie.

The audience enjoyed a night of culture, music and celebration of the representation of positive ageing in the media.

The 2018 awards received over 100 nominations.

Winners include:

The 'Gold Award' was awarded to Ita Buttrose and Bianca Balzer for their TODAY Extra segment, which represented active ageing in a positive light.

Press release can be found here.

Watch our MACA 2018 Media Awards highlights here

More information

ReportAGE: Media guidelines for portraying people who are older

For further information, contact the MACA Secretariat.

The MACA is the official advisory body on ageing policy to the NSW Government. It provides advice to the Minister for Ageing on matters relating to ageing and older people.

Nominees and winners

2018 MACA Media Awards Winners from left to right Tarnya Sim from Feros Care; Jenny Brockie from the ABC; Bianca Balzar and Ita Buttrose from Today Extra; Kate Aubusson from the Sydney Morning Herald; and Monique Schafter from the ABC’s 7:30.

Kathryn Greiner, Chair of the MACA; Gold MACA Winners Bianca Balzar & Ita Buttrose; and Tanya Davies, Minister of Ageing.

Jasmine Timpano and Tracey Muir, winner of the ‘Images’ category.

Wendy Morgan, MACA Council Member; Christine Mattey, finalist from CatholicCare; and Alison Francis , Manager Ageing Team at NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

The 2018 MACA Media Awards

Robert Tickner, Co-chair of ‘Every Age Counts’, with MACA Media Awards attendees.

Pam Webster, Deputy Chair, NSW Carer’s Advisory Council; Joan Hughes, Chair of COTA NSW; and Helen McFarlane, Manager, NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

Denis Mamo, Australian Centre for Arts and Health; and Margret Meagher, MACA Council Member.

Peter Everett with MACA Council Members Professor Tracey McDonald and Stephen Teulan.

MACA members Valerie Pratt and David Pigott.

Drinks and canapés in the Australian Museum’s Long Hall.

Sydney Jazz Collective.

Gadigal Elder Uncle Charles Madden with attendees at the MACA Media Awards 2018.

Mitch Broughton, Producer and Anthony Hawwa, Senior Shooter and Producer at The Project.

Kate Dixon, Toni Ford and Elyse Rogers from NSW Department of Family and Community Services.

MACA Media Awards 2017

Results

The winners for the 2017 MACA Media Awards

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.

News

Winner

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

Runners-up

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

Winner

Jenny Brockie – SBS Insight for Women on the Edge

Runner-up

ABC for  You Can’t Ask That Centenarians

Lifestyle and Health

Winner

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

Runners-up

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

Advertising

Winner

TRACK for  APIA - We Know You Know

Runner-up

Specsavers for  Specsavers Glasses TV Commercial

Images

Winner

The Good Life Magazine, IRT for George Findley, IRT

The Good Life Magazine, IRT for George Findley, IRT

Runner-up

Innovation NSW for Older Couple Using Mobile Device

Innovation NSW for Older Couple Using Mobile Device

Regional Award

Winner

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

MACA Media Awards 2016

The MACA recently held the inaugural MACA Media Awards, to celebrate balanced and realistic reporting on ageing and older people.

MACA Media Awards 2016 Results

The winners for the inaugural MACA Media Awards were announced at a ceremony on 17 October. This event was attended by NSW Departments, peak bodies, members of media organisations and the Hon John Ajaka, Minister for Ageing, and set the benchmark for celebrating good reporting on older people.

The ceremony was hosted by Ms Lee Lin Chin.

News

The winner in the News category is:

Laura Gartry - ABC News for David Goodall: Australia's oldest working scientist fights to stay at university

The Runners-up are:

Current Affairs

The winner in the Current Affairs category is:

Ellen Fanning - ABC Radio National for Reverse Mentoring

The Runners-up are:

Lifestyle and Health

The winner in the Lifestyle and Health category is:

Dateline SBS for My 93 year old Flatmate

The Runners-up are:

Advertising

The winner in the Advertising category is:

NRMA Insurance for DIY Your NRMA Insurance Policies online

The Runners-up are:

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