AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS

JOURNALISM –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

 

  • Winner - Human Rights Media Award: Wilson da Silva for “The Politics of the Prize” in The Australian Financial Review Magazine | Australian Human Rights Awards 1997

  • Winner - George Munster Award for Freelance Journalism: Wilson da Silva for “A Massacre They Want Us to Forget” and “Witnesses to Testify on East Timor Killing” in The Age | Australian Centre for Independent Journalism 1996

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

  • Winner - Michael Daley Award for Science Journalism: Wilson da Silva for “Welcome to the Online Frontline”, “The Invisible Enemy” and “Virus Invasion Breaches New Frontiers” in The Age  and The Sydney Morning Herald  | Federal Minister for Science & Technology 1996

  • Winner - Single Article of the Year: Wilson da Silva for “The Quantum Gamble” in Ingenuity Magazine | Publish Awards 2017

  • Winner - Editor of the Year: Wilson da Silva for COSMOS | Bell Magazine Awards 2005

  • Winner - Excellence in Biotechnology Journalism Award: Wilson da Silva for “Outbreak Outback” in 21C Magazine | Amgen Awards 1996

  • Winner - Best Opinion Series: Wilson da Silva for a series of his opinion articles in COSMOS | Bell Magazine Awards 2006

  • Winner - Highly Commended, Editor of the Year: Wilson da Silva for COSMOS | Publishers Australia Excellence Awards 2010

  • Winner - Highly Commended, Human Rights Media Award: Wilson da Silva for A Massacre They Want Us to Forget in The Age  | Australian Human Rights Awards 1996

  • Winner - RACI Journalism Award: Wilson da Silva for “Ceramic Fuel Cells Promise Cheaper, Cleaner Power” in Reuters | Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1992

  • Finalist - Eureka Prize for Long-Form Science Journalism: Wilson da Silva for Power Shift in COSMOS | Australian Museum 2019

  • Finalist - Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing: Wilson da Silva for Gateway to Heaven in COSMOS | UNSW Press 2012

  • Finalist - Eureka Prize for Science Journalism: Wilson da Silva for “Sudden Impact” in Newton | Australian Museum 2002

  • Finalist - Best Magazine Feature: Wilson da Silva for “The Plague Bomb” in The Australian Financial Review MagazineAustralian Society of Magazine Editors 1996

  • Finalist - Best Magazine Feature: Wilson da Silva for “Birth of a Rebel” in HQ MagazineAustralian Society of Magazine Editors 1996

  • Finalist - Best Opinion Series: Wilson da Silva for a series of his opinion articles in COSMOS | Bell Magazine Awards 2007

FILMMAKING
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  • 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

PUBLISHING
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  • 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

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
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  • 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

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