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 four years, 2016 to 2019, 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 cultural awards won by Victorians, 2017-2019

Awarding organisationNo.won by Victorians (2019)No. of awards (2019)No.won by Victorians (2018)No. of awards (2018)No.won by Victorians (2017)No. of awards (2017)
Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIAs)1426428728
The Walkley Foundation (a)7307311830
Mumbrella Awards1330830832
Miles Franklin Literary Awards011101
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts95312561654
TV Week Logies8246201226
Australian Graphic Design Association (b)1112716
Australian Institute of Architects183214411034
Australian Council of the Arts484828
Helpmann Awards94310431347
Australian Game Developer Awards612712713
Aurelis Short Story AwardsNot yet awardedNot yet awarded8(c)1736
Australian Book Industry Awards219818718
Children's Book Council of Australia364626
Prime Minister's Literary Awards062616
Design Institute of Australia Good Design Award021211
Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award070806

[a] Walkley Foundation 2018: 3 Victorian recipients as part of a group of people from other states; 31 national awards and 57 national recipients in total; 2017: 30 national awards and 45 recipients
[b] AGDA: Pinnacle awards only
[c] Aurealis: 1 as part of a group with other states