Note: Submission deadline has been extended to midnight, Sunday October 25th 2015

    ‘The Westies’ – The 2015 Citizen Journalism Media Awards are on!

    10 categories of media have now been finalised; the first were 6 chosen by our staff and volunteers, the final 4 were chosen by you.

    Made possible by Seddon Community Bank and Transurban, The Westies submissions can be accepted up until midnight, Sunday the 11th October, 2015

    Via social media, our followers chose:

    • Best 250-300 word piece
    • Best portrait photo
    • Best street art
    • Best social media post or comment

    The pre-chosen categories are:

    • Best ‘Flash’ piece (30 words precisely)
    • Best 750 word piece
    • Best Feature (Editor’s choice/Sponsors Grand prize) 1500 words
    • Best Westsider profile
    • Best Junior piece (16 and under)
    • Best cartoon/comic/sketch

    Just email your entry to, or submit via our Facebook page.

    For more information and FAQs, check here.

    Our content is a labour of love, crafted by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the west. We encourage submissions from our community, particularly stories about your own experiences, family history, local issues, your suburb, community events, local history, human interest stories, food, the arts, and environmental matters. Below are articles created by community contributors. You can find their names in the bylines.

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