May 22, 2007

I am an Almost Qantas Award-Winning Journalist

On Thursday last week, my editor called and asked if I wanted to go to the Qantas Media Awards on Friday night. Usually, you get shoulder tapped by your editor a long time in advance if you've won anything or been nominated for an award. So it was a bit of mystery as to why I'd been invited at the last minute.

Was stoked to find I was a finalist in the Best Feature Writer (Junior) section, and as with the Oscars, they read the nominees and then the winner. I knew I wasn't going to be the winner, but was a bit disappointed for my pal Kate from the Waikato Times when Jared Morgan from the Southland Times took it out. C'est la vie. Still stoked to have two tables of Domposters clapping their mits off for me.


Overall Winner: Jared Morgan, The Southland Times
Finalists: Owen Hembry, The New Zealand Herald
Kate Monahan, Waikato Times
Kimberley Rothwell, Dominion Post

5 comments:

melissa said...

so you were the only nominee from your paper? very cool.
congratulations!

Rachel said...

Rachel said ...
I say good on Jared. He's a very talented writer and deserving of the prize. The Southland Times doesn't have a lot of resources and features are turned over at very short notice.

Kimberlee + Lies said...

very cool indeed! well done. i wish I could read your articles :)

-kimberlee

aka Special K said...

Don't get me wrong, Rachel, I'm not bagging Jared from the Southland Times at all - I'm sure he's very talented if he beat me and Kate to the treasure ...

kates said...

that's awesome. It's great that you were one of the runners up - so good to be recognised in that way!!! well done.