Report it Right for your chance to WIN!

Writer and runner up in the inaugural Report it Right and WIN! competition, Glenn Dwyer, has called on Monash University journalism, media and communications students to put pen to paper and enter this year’s competition.

The Report it Right and WIN! competition challenges Victorian media, journalism and communications students to write a news story or feature article about a topic relating to people with disability or the issues people with disability may face.

Glenn says he drew upon his experiences working as a part-time carer to guide his competition entry.

“The way disability is reported in the media affects public attitudes and perceptions of people with disability. The competition made me more aware of the person and not to focus on their disability. A person’s disability is hardly the most interesting thing about them,” Glenn said.

The Report it Right and WIN! competition is open to tertiary students studying journalism, media or communications at a Victorian university or TAFE. Winners will share in $5000 worth of prizes with the overall competition winner’s story being published in their local Leader newspaper.

“The industry can be hard for students to break into without having some experience. So this is a great opportunity for students,” Glenn said.

Entries in the Report it Right and WIN! competition will be judged by a panel of experts that includes representatives from the media, people with disability and a member of the Victorian Government’s Disability Advisory Council.

Judges will be looking for entries that meet the Reporting it Right: guidelines for portraying people with disability. Students are encouraged to consider the guidelines when developing their story.

The Report it Right and WIN! competition closes at 5.00 pm Monday 14 October.
Competition winners will be announced in early November. For competition terms and conditions visit
The Report it Right and WIN! competition has been sponsored by the Victorian Government and is being administered by the Department of Human Services’ Office for Disability.
For competition enquiries please contact Maria Coates 03 9096 9715 or email

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