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The MACA Media Awards seeks to challenge negative stereotypes towards older people by highlighting examples of balanced and realistic media reporting on older people and ageing.
Winners for the 2022 MACA Media Awards were announced at a ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday 30 March.
Winners are highlighted in the below list of finalists.
We received over 180 nominations– a record for the MACA Media Awards. The stories reveal the extraordinary breadth and vitality of seniors’ lives, encompassing work, travel, health, Indigenous issues, recreation and countless other pursuits and achievements.
Congratulations to Anthony Hawwa for taking out the Gold MACA Award.
The Gold MACA is presented to an individual whose use of media has made a notable contribution to the realistic portrayal of older people and the development of a community in which older people are valued and respected.
WINNING ENTRY: Australian Seniors: Life’s Booming: Dare to Date (series 2).
WINNING ENTRY: Beverley Hadgraft and Rachel Smith, DARE Magazine “I just wanted to honour my truth”
WINNING ENTRY: Jessica Hromas, The Guardian: Moree elders: proud, strong and always resilient:
WINNING ENTRY: Lex Marinos, Patricia 'Little Pattie' Amphlett: Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century - entire season 2
WINNING ENTRY: Therese Murray, The Senior: Legendary pianist Ruth Slenczynska celebrated her 97th birthday with a new record deal
WINNING ENTRY: Yumi Lee and Christine Hall, Older Women’s Network NSW: COVID Update: Be Informed, Keep Safe and Stay Well
28 Sep 2022
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