Top-tier national awards gained in Victoria demonstrate national competitiveness and recognition of quality across a broad range of creative and cultural activities. Award-winning creative activity builds Victoria’s national profile and reputation.

Over the three years, 2016 to 2018, Victorian creative professionals won an average of 29% of all national awards – a greater proportion than its population share - across genres and disciplines, including music, journalism, media and marketing, screen, graphic design, architecture, performing arts, games development, literature, design and visual arts.


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National awards

Awarding organisation 2016 - Victorian 2016 - All2017 - Victorian 2017 - All 2018- Victorian2018 - All
Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIAs) 2 19 728428
The Walkley Foundation (journalism) 7 34 13 30 731
Mumbrella Awards (media and marketing) 3 31 8 32 8 30
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts 2 14 5 14 1256
TV Week Logies 8 27 13 26 820
Australian Graphic Design Association [a] [a] [b] 6 27
Australian Institute of Architects 12 32 10 34 14 41
Australian Council of the Arts (all art forms) 2 8 2 8 48
Helpmann Awards (live entertainment and performing arts) 8 41 13 47 1043
Australian Game Development Awards 6 10 [c] 7 5 7 12
Aurealis Awards (speculative fiction) 4 16 3 14 not yet awardednot yet awarded
Miles Franklin Literary Award 1 1 0 1 11
Australian Book Industry Awards 7 18 7 18 818
Children's Book Council of Australia 3 6 2 6 46
Prime Minister's Literary Awards 3 6 1 6 26
Design Institute of Australia Good Design Award [d] [d] 1 1 1 2
Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 0 7 0 6 0 8
TOTAL 68 270 92 281 92317
Percentage of awards to Victorians25%  32% 29%  

[a] Format changed
[b] AGDA (graphic design): Pinnacle awards only
[c] AGDA (games): Multiple winners for one category
[d] DIA: not awarded