The standard entry deadline is 02 November 2023 – get ahead of the game and give yourself time to write an award winning entry by starting your entry now

If you are based in the UK and producing innovative, exciting and erudite journalism, or you work for a publication that is ahead of the game, then we are here to celebrate you.

These awards offer an opportunity for you to gain recognition for excellence across 35 categories – including new categories Data Journalist of the Year and News App of the Year.


With a heritage spanning six decades, the Press Awards have honoured some of the most respected names in British journalism. Submit the best of your work to be judged by your peers and you too could win one of these prestigious awards. 

Through the continued fallout of the pandemic, economic volatility and geopolitical tension, the best in the industry have continued to offer insight, inspiration and analysis to the British public. 


Individual awards

Young Journalist of the Year

Business and finance journalist of the year

Foreign Reporter of the Year

Showbiz Reporter of the Year

Science And Technology Journalist of the Year

Health Journalist of the Year

Environment Journalist of the Year

Travel Journalist of the Year

Data Journalist of the Year

The Hugh Mcilvanney Award for Sports Journalist of the Year

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Broadsheet Interviewer of the Year

Tabloid Interviewer of the Year

Broadsheet Columnist of the Year

Tabloid Columnist of the Year

Critic of the Year

Broadsheet Feature Writer of the Year

Tabloid Feature Writer of the Year

News Reporter of the Year

Photographer of the Year

Sports Photographer of the Year

Cartoonist of the Year

Team Awards

Investigation of the Year

Scoop of the Year

News Website of the Year

News Podcast of the Year

News App of the Year

Supplement of the Year

Broadsheet Front Page of the Year

Tabloid Front Page of the Year

Campaign of the Year

Excellence in Diversity Award

Organisation Awards

Daily Newspaper of the Year

Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Why enter



Demonstrate to your audience that you can bring clarity to complex topics and show your advertisers that they can align their brand with trusted publication


Celebrate the individuals who make your publication what it is – from important stories to the most impactful images


Give your organisation the edge in the race for the best young talent. These awards shine a spotlight on those fostering excellence




Author, Broadcaster and Commentator 

Sonia Purnell is perhaps best known in the UK for her investigative work on Boris Johnson and covered a huge range of stories in politics, diplomacy and many other fields. Sonia is also an author of several other acclaimed non-fiction books, the last one, A Woman of No Importance, residing in the New York Times bestseller list for many months.




The Press Awards matter because they are judged by the toughest critics, your peers. Our expert judging panels will consist of numerous industry professionals representing the full breadth of the Journalism industry. The judges are selected based on their expertise, experience and integrity and we pride ourselves on our rigorous and objective judging process.

Nominations to get involved are welcome from across the sectors, either for yourself or a colleague using the link below. The final judging panel will be comprised of an inclusive range of individuals to fully represent the industry. Our aim is to give as many diverse voices (women, BAME, LGBTQ+, different ages / seniority, people with disabilities) a chance to determine the results of this industry-leading event.



Standard entry deadline: 02 November 2023 

Extended entry deadline: 16 November 2023

Shortlist announcement: January 2024 

Awards ceremony: 18 April 2024
London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square


Standard deadline entry price: £160 (+VAT)

Extended deadline entry price: £210 (+VAT) 

Standard freelancer rate: £50 (+VAT)*

Extended freelancer rate: £150 (+VAT)*

*please contact jessica.felix@haymarket.com if you are a freelancer to apply for the discounted rate


Who can enter?

All work submitted must have been published by a news media organisation (newspapers and digital publications,) which is either headquartered in or extensively published in the United Kingdom.

What is the eligibility period?

All work submitted must have been published from 1st November 2022 to 31st October 2023.

What should be included in the citation?

The citation should be written in third person and should include information about the entry including information about the nominee (if an individual category), information about the work submitted and any relevant data that will support the entry.

What images should I submit?

We require two images to be uploaded for each entry. If you are entering an individual category then one image should be a headshot and one image should be of the work submitted. If your entry is for the team categories, this should be two images of the work submitted. All images submitted should be JPEG or PNG and high resolution. 

How many examples of work do I need to submit?

For all categories (excluding Newspaper of the Year Daily and Sunday) you will need to submit a maximum of three examples of work. For Newspaper of the Year (Daily and Sunday), you need to submit five examples of work - two examples of the newspaper itself and three examples of individual articles etc. 

When is the last chance I can amend my entry?

You will have up until the 23rd November to amend your entry. You will not get charged for making any amendments to your entry.

I am a freelancer, can I apply?

We encourage freelancers to apply into the Press Awards and offer a discounted rate of £50.00 + VAT per entry (increase to £150 + VAT from 16th November), please contact [email protected] to apply for the discounted freelancer rate.

Can I submit a Wetransfer link of our examples of work?

You can submit a Wetransfer link however this link needs to be valid until the end of judging (end of January). If links expire the judges will be unable to access the work during the judging process. 

Is there a max MB limit per upload?

50MB per upload

When and how will we find out who has been shortlisted?

The shortlist will be announced in January, we will email everyone that has directly submitted the entries along with posting on our website and social media (@PressAwardsuk)