2006 Older People Speak Out (OPSO) National Media Awards and People's Choice Awards
Details about winners of the 2006 Older People Speak Out National Media Awards.
2006 Older People Speak Out (OPSO) National Media Awards And People's Choice AwardsThe winners of the Older People Speak Out 2006 National Media Awards and People's Choice Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on Monday 13 November. Over 300 people were invited to the function at the Queensland University of Technology's Gardens Theatre.
National – AdvertisingWinner: the Village – Neil Lawrence, Executive Creative Director; Adam Whitehead, Art Director; Geoff Denman, writer; Client – Commonwealth Bank
National – Radio – city & regional news, public affairs and interviewsWinner: Antony Funnell. 'Financial abuse of the elderly', ABC Radio National
Runner-up: Robert Greaves, 'A Man and his Music: Clem Gracie', Listen to Older Voices on Community Radio Victoria.
National – Photography – regional and suburban newspapersWinner: Robyne Cuerel, 'Gender War', NewsMail (Bundaberg)
Runner-up: Julie Bowyer, 'Sky's the Limit', Fairfax Community News.
Finalists: Lori Neilsen, 'Strength', Townsville Bulletin; Cheril Kane, 'Front Page Photo', Gold Coast/Tweed Seniors Newspaper.
National – Photography – metropolitan daily newspapers and magazinesWinner: Nathan Richter, 'Swinging Sixties', The Courier-Mail
Runner-up: Sharon Smith, 'Off we go! Pam & Tom Medland', WA Newspapers.
Finalists: Nathan Richter, 'Larrikin Steve' The Courier-Mail; Andy Tyndall, 'Love of the land – Brandy's return', The Australian; Peter Rae, 'Margaret Olley', Sydney Morning Herald.
National – Senior-specific newspaper articlesWinner: Kathryn Vukovljak, 'All at sea and Terry couldn't feel better', The Queensland Retiree
Winner: Sarah Saunders, 'Bypass to Everest' 50 Something
Runner-up: Debbie White, 'Campaign to end 'Granny bashing' ', seniorlifestyle Bayside.
Finalist: Laura Robb, 'Joy Warren: educator, entertainer, motivator', seniorlifestyle Goulburn.
National – Inter-generational journalism – printWinner: Merv Collins, 'Of Life And Longing', Sydney's Child, Copeland Publishing, entered by editor Sean Mooney
Runner-up: Jessica Ardley, 'Pang'ono, Pang'ono', Your Life Magazine.
Finalists: Kate Johnstone, 'Hands on Thailand', Your Life Magazine; Pamela Oddy, 'Happy Landings' Your Life Magazine; Kylie Ladd, 'Nanna isn't well', Brisbane's Child.
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National – Inter-generational journalism – electronicWinner: Jocelyn Nettlefold & Jerry Venettacci, 'Inter-generational care', 7.30 Report, ABC TV Hobart
Runner-up: Wendy Page and Roger Carter, 'A night like this', Australian Story, ABC TV.
Finalist: Susan Moylan-Coombs, 'The Debutantes', Message Stick, ABC TV.
National – Inter-generational journalism – photographyWinner: Dominique Menegaldo, 'Answering the call', Stirling Times
Runner-up: Jodie Richter, 'A lasting legacy', The Courier-Mail
Finalist: Ric Frearson, 'Last Post', Westside News, Quest Newspapers.
National – Television newsWinner: Scott Mackinnon, 'Max Sainsbury – Life Saver', Network Ten News
Runner-up: Chris Pace, 'Stunned mullets', Seven Local News, Seven Sunshine Coast.
Finalist: Allan Raskall, 'Worker', Network Ten News.
National –Television public affairs & interviews under 10 minutesWinner: Vassil Malandris, 'Bushman Bob', Today Tonight
Runner-up: Chris Kimball, 'Run Daddy Run', Stateline, ABC TV.
Finalist: Jocelyn Nettlefold & Jerry Venettacci, 'Flanagan Father', 7.30 Report, ABC TV.
National – Television public affairs, documentaries and interviewsWinner: Susan Moylan-Coombs, 'The Debutantes', Message Stick, ABC TV
Runner-up: Catherine Hunter, 'Margaret Olley: A life in paint', Sunday, Nine Network.
Finalist: Claire Forster, 'The absolute beginner', Australian Story, ABC TV.
National – Magazine feature articlesWinner: Kate Johnstone, 'Back in the saddle', Your Life Magazine
Runner-up: Merv Collins, 'Of life and longing', Sydney's Child, Copeland Publishing, entered by editor Sean Mooney.
Finalists: Jill Margo, 'Brought to their knees', Australian Financial Review; Jane Albert, 'Too old to dance?', Dance Gazette; Colleen Gilbey, 'Giving the gift of life', Your Life Magazine.
National – Regional and suburban newspapers –weekly, bi-weekly and dailyWinner: Nadine Fisher, 'Fay Gleave: our commander', Daily News
Runner-up: Megan Kinninment, 'Tapping the elixir of youth', Weekend Star.
Finalists: David McKenzie, 'A New University', The Colac Herald; Nadine Fisher, 'Sue's our hero', Daily News.
National – Metropolitan daily, weekend newspaper & newspaper magazine articlesWinner: Marissa Williams, 'Healthy Ageing', Health & Medicine liftout, The West Australian
Runners-up: Mark Dapin, 'Portrait of an artist as an old(er) man', Good Weekend, Fairfax Publications; Janet Hawley, 'People's Choice – Di Morrisey', Good Weekend, Fairfax Publications.
Finalists: Amanda Place, 'The sky's the limit for the new elderly', The Age.
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People's Choice Awards
People's Choice – PhotographyWinner: The Australian Women's Weekly – (Beauty and fashion editors) various photographs in beauty and fashion
Winner nominator: Yvonne Rae "I nominate for an OPSO award The Australian Women's Weekly, the only national women's magazine which regularly features positive images for women over 60."
People's Choice – AdvertisingWinner: CHE Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency television ad
Winner nominator: Jean Baird & Ronald Baird "This advertisement is older people talking in a casual and relaxed attitude about a service for older people which would encourage all to check it out. A positive, casual ad that should win the Media Awards because it is our age talking, our language and about our product!"
People's Choice – PrintWinner: Susan Hudson, for an obituary, 'Sister Aileen – defender of less fortunate and 'hopeless cases' ', The Age
Winner nominator: Timothy Nolan "Sister Aileen was a tireless advocate for the downtrodden and disadvantaged in society. No person, no matter how bereft, was a 'lost case'. Later, she was as old as the souls she was saving. She was a shining light in a dark world forgetting its compassionate heart. Thanks Sister Aileen."
People's Choice – ElectronicWinner: Peter Cundall, 'Gardening Australia', ABC TV
Winner nominator: Lenore and Lionel Phelps "At 79, Peter Cundall is surely a delightfully positive icon to all older Australians. His enthusiasm for the physical activities of gardening is so contagious, encouraging others to grow many plants – especially a few vegetables – for good mental and physical health. He inspires us."
Media Monitors prize:Winner: Anne Ring, for her contribution of hundreds of entries – representing hours looking for articles, photos and watching television for images of positive ageing.
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