The 2011 EVAs
The 2nd EVAs Media Award Presentations 2011 built steadily from the inaugural event, with an attendance of 150 guests, including media, government, legal, community and business sectors. Held on June 10, 2011 at The Melbourne Town Hall, fifteen winners were honoured on the night, including four Highly Commended award recipients. Awards were announced and presented by The Hon Mary Wooldridge MP, Minister for Women's Affairs, Minister for Women's Affairs, Mental Health, and Community Servicesand Children and Early Childhood Development and Ms Sally Nicholes, Nicholes Family Lawyers, EVAs sponsor.
A list of VIPs attended to honour the achievements of Victorian media in their contributions to the elimination of violence against women, including Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, Senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin alliance in Victoria, Assistant Commissioner of Police Wendy Steendam, Assistant Commissioner of Crime Graham Ashton, and The Hon Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC, former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia and Chair of the National Centre against Bullying.
Nelly Thomas, Australian comedian & entertainer brought the awards together as MC, and speakers included the Hon Mary Wooldridge MP, Ms Sally Nicholes and Fiona McCormack, CEO, DV Vic.
2011 Award Winners
Best Media Across Categories
Genevieve Grieves & Darren Dale
Blackfella Films & SBS Television
Congratulations on an excellent piece of journalism.
This is a stand out piece of journalism.
With heart felt and straight-talking conviction, Genevieve and Darren’s documentary expresses the magnitude of consequence that violence has on all those involved. It places the experience, survival and courage of Lani at the forefront.
The careful research and arrangement speaks to the complexity of the issues, drawing strong links between Lani's personal experiences, the impacts on those who know and love her, and the responses of those liable to Lani and others experiencing violence. Through moving interviews, Genevieve and Darren demonstrate the powerful role of support offered to women experiencing violence juxtaposed with the detrimental impact of social attitudes and convention, and systemic barriers to justice and safety. Lani’s story is presented without resorting to clichés or offering simplistic solutions.
Best News / Current Affairs Report (Item or Series)
Domestic Violence Victims Win Leave
Best Feature in Print (Newspaper)
Star News Group
Sahar’s Living Nightmare
There Are Many Reasons Women Don’t Report Rape
Best Suburban / Regional Report
I Swear (Series)
Best Magazine Report / Article
How Will You Get Home Tonight?
The Weekly Review
Running Up the White Ribbon
Best Photograph / Graphics / Illustration
Mountain Views Mail
Fire Hero Jailed
Best Online Journalism
Bruised Women Fade To Black In Newton Saga
Best Radio News / Current Affairs (More than 20 minutes)
Dr Sally Cockburn, Simon Owens, Ken Francis
Talking Health: New Year’s Resolution To Stop Family Violence
Best Radio News / Current Affairs (Less than 20 minutes)
Lindy Burns, Erin Matthews & Tom Wright
ABC Radio 774
SBS Radio World News Australia
Domestic Violence Underestimated
Best Television Current Affairs (More than 20 minutes)
Genevieve Grieves & Darren Dale
Best Television Current Affairs (Less than 20 minutes)
Nick Coe & Alexis Daish
Nine Network Australia, A Current Affair
SBS Television World News Australia
300 Dollar Childhood