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The ATOM Awards are a group of awards offered to Australian and New Zealand "professionals, educators and students",[1] honouring achievements in the making of film, television, multimedia, and from 2007 multi-modal productions.

The Awards were established in the year 1982 by the Australian Teachers of Media, "an independent, non-profit association to promote media education and screen literacy in primary, secondary and tertiary education and the broader community".[2]

Awards are now offered in 36 different categories as of 2005, broken down into awards for students, tertiary students, educational resources, and general. There is also a teacher's award. This Award is made at the discretion of the judges, and recognises the commitment, dedication and inspiration of a teacher or school, and which the judges can observe informing a body of student work as submitted in either the primary, secondary or tertiary categories of the ATOM Awards. The Teachers’ Award can neither be sought nor applied for, and is given solely at the judges’ discretion.

The awards attract student filmmakers, educational films, and even professional industry practitioners. This makes it one of the only awards of its kind.

Entries are open to Australian and New Zealand students and media industry professionals.

2007 ATOM Awards categories


Tertiary, A production made by a student or individual enrolled at a tertiary or TAFE institution at the time of the production



These category entries will be judged cross platform. Judges will be assessing best teaching/training practice, methodology, suitability to the audience, delivery and content. These entries may be websites, TV programs, videos, film, DVD, CD-ROMs or a convergence of the above, including installations.

Notable past ATOM Award nominees and winners

See also


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  3. ^ Australian Film Commission. (1977), "v. : illustrations ; 25 cm.", Annual report, Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament), [Canberra: Australian Govt. Pub. Service, ISSN 0816-9624, nla.obj-1665725127, retrieved 25 November 2021 – via Trove