Communities and Justice

MACA Media Awards

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 announced - MACA Media Awards 2022

Image of the winners for the 2022 MACA Media Awards

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.

Winner – Gold MACA

Image of Winner – Gold MACA

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.

2022 Winners and Finalists


Image of Australian Seniors: Life’s Booming: Dare to Date (series 2)
Image of Jessica Hromas, The Guardian: Moree elders: proud, strong and always resilient

WINNING ENTRY: Jessica Hromas, The Guardian: Moree elders: proud, strong and always resilient:


  • Frances van Zinnen and Natalie Hitoun, Inner West Council's Inner West Fest: Celebrating our Community Heroes:
  • Steve Gonsalves, DARE magazine Shake Rattle & Roll:


Image of Lex Marinos, Patricia 'Little Pattie' Amphlett: Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century - entire season 2
Image of Anthony Hawwa, The Project: Australia's 101-Year-Old Fisherman
Image of Yumi Lee and Christine Hall, Older Women’s Network NSW: COVID Update: Be Informed, Keep Safe and Stay Well: Link
Last updated:

28 Sep 2022