AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

JOURNALISM 

 

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FILMMAKING
  • Winner - AFI Award for Best Documentary: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Australian Film Institute 2000

  • Winner - Rudolf Vrba Award: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Prague One World Film Festival 2001

  • Winner - Austcare Media Award: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Austcare Awards 2000; Winner of the TV Category and Overall Media Winner

  • Winner - Golden Maile Award for Best Documentary: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Hawaii International Film Festival 2000

  • Winner - Margrit & Robert Mondavi Prize: Sally Browning & Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | California Wine Country Film Festival 2001

  • Winner - Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Real Life on Film Festival 2000

  • Winner - Bronze Award: Wilson da Silva and Richard Corfield for Passing the Bug: The End of Antibiotics? on ABC TV | London International Medical Film Competition 2000

  • Winner - Highly Commended, Medical Research Journalism Award: Wilson da Silva and Richard Corfield for Passing the Bug: The End of Antibiotics? on ABC TV | Australian Society for Medical Research 1998

  • Winner - Most Popular Documentary, Audience Vote: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Sydney Film Festival 2000

  • Winner - Most Popular Documentary, Audience Vote: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Melbourne International Film Festival 2000

  • Finalist - Scriptwriting Award: Wilson da Silva and Tom Zubrycki for The Diplomat  | New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards 2001

  • Finalist - Best Political Documentary: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat | New York Festivals 2001

  • Finalist - Best Documentary: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Logie Awards 2001

  • Finalist - Best Documentary: Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  | Film Critics Circle of Australia 2001 

  • Finalist - Best Television: Tom Zubrycki, Sally Browning and Wilson da Silva for The Diplomat  United Nations Association Media Awards 2000

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PUBLISHING
 
  • Winner - Magazine of the Year: Wilson da Silva and Kylie Ahern for COSMOS | Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2009

  • Winner - Best Small Publisher: Kylie Ahern and Wilson da Silva for Cosmos Media | Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2009

  • Winner - Best Consumer Magazine: Wilson da Silva and Kylie Ahern for COSMOS | Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2009

  • Winner - Best Digital Engagement Strategy: Wilson da Silva, Dean Turnbull, John Pickrell and Heather Catchpole for HELLO FROM EARTH | Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2009

  • Winner - Lord Mayor’s Sustainability Award: Kylie Ahern and Wilson da Silva for Luna Media | City of Sydney Business Awards 2008

  • Winner - Sustainability in Publishing: Kylie Ahern and Wilson da Silva for Luna Media | Bell Magazine Awards 2008

  • Winner - Environmental Award: Kylie Ahern and Wilson da Silva for Luna Media | City of Sydney Business Awards 2008

  • Winner - Magazine of the Year: Wilson da Silva and Kylie Ahern for COSMOS | Bell Magazine Awards 2006

  • Winner - Best Consumer Magazine: Kylie Ahern, Sara Phillips and Wilson da Silva for G: The Green Lifestyle Magazine  | Bell Magazine Awards 2007

  • Winner - Best Consumer Magazine: Wilson da Silva and Kylie Ahern for COSMOS | Bell Magazine Awards 2006

  • Winner - Best Small Publisher: Kylie Ahern and Wilson da Silva for Luna Media | Bell Magazine Awards 2006

  • Winner - Best Consumer Magazine Cover: Rodney Lochner, Frank Lindner and Wilson da Silva for COSMOS #3 | Bell Magazine Awards 2005

  • Runner-Up - Best App on Mobile or Tablet: Heather Catchpole, Lucy Glover, Kylie Ahern and Wilson da Silva for COSMOS iPad edition, Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2012

  • Finalist - Consumer Magazine of the Year: Kylie Ahern, Wilson da Silva, Sara Phillips, Alex Brooks for G: The Green Lifestyle Magazine, Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2008

  • Finalist - Best Consumer Magazine Launch: Kylie Ahern, Wilson da Silva, Sara Phillips and Alex Brooks for G: The Green Lifestyle Magazine, Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2008

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SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
 
  • Winner - Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science: Robyn Stutchbury, Michael Burton, Paul Willis and Wilson da Silva for Science in the Pub | Australian Museum 2000

  • Finalist - Best New PR Talent of the Year: Wilson da Silva for research communications at the UNSW Faculty of Engineering | Mumbrella CommsCon Awards 2018

  • Finalist - UNSW President’s Excellence Awards: Wilson da Silva for research communications at the UNSW Faculty of Engineering | University of New South Wales 2017

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