The AMEC Media Awards have been running since 1985 and recognise excellence in journalism covering the Australian mineral exploration and mining industry. Over the years many prominent and upcoming journalists have been awarded.
Entries are judged on their clarity, relevance, quality of research, level of impact on industry stakeholders and overall benefit to the mining and mineral exploration industry.
2017 Award Winners
AMEC Online/Digital Media Award - Kristie Batten, Miningnews.net for her article on Lithium
AMEC Print Media Award - Dominic Piper, Paydirt Media for his article in the Gold Mining Journal titled “Collaboration, innovation and the future of exploration”
2016 Award Winners
AMEC Online/Digital Media Award - Angela Kean, Senior Reporter, S&P Global for her article titled “FIFO jobs tighten on mining slump, large-scale projects coming online”
AMEC Print Media Award - Ron Berryman, Freelance Journalist, for The West Australian, Diggers & Dealers Gold Rush feature
2015 Award Winners
AMEC Online/Digital Media Award - Angela Kean, Senior Reporter, SNL Metals & Mining for her article titled “FIFO jobs tighten on mining slump, large-scale projects coming online”
AMEC Print Media Award - Jasmine Bamford, Chief of Staff and Resources Reporter, Kalgoorlie Miner for the series of articles on shire rate notices for exploration licenses
2014 Award Winners
AMEC Online/Digital Media Award - Kathryn Diss, ABC Reporter for the nomination: Mining Automation, aired on the ABC TV 730 WA program 2014
AMEC Print Media Award - Dominic Piper, Paydirt Media Editor for the nomination: Out of the gloom, published in Australia’s Paydirt magazine, July 2013
2013 Award Winners
Print Journalism Award for Newspaper - Luke Forrestal of the Australian Financial Review for his article “Sirius’ star may be super-Nova” featured in the Australian Financial Review on 2 January 2013.
An honorary mention goes to Jarrod Lucas of the Kalgoorlie Miner for his article “Mining boss laments loss of productivity” in the May 2013 Kalgoorlie Miner.
Print Journalism Award for Magazine - Ron Berryman for his series on Australian Mining Towns published in the April, May and June 2013 editions of Australia’s Mining Monthly magazine.
Electronic Media Award – Kristie Batten of Aspermont for a series of online articles published on miningnewpremium.net: “Iron ore’s fall from grace” published 18 December 2012; “New normal for gold reporting” published 16 January 2013; “Sirius the dazzling star of 2012” published 20 December 2012
Joe Keeling Award - Nick Sas of The West Australian, for a series of articles – “Nuclear pull is debatable” featured in The West Australian on 14 January 2013, and “Hopes rest on heavily discounted raising” featured in The West Australian on 20 February 2013.