National Press Awards

Event Date: April 2, 2020

  • Entries were open from Monday 2 December 2019 to Friday 10 January 2020.
  • The Press Awards celebrate the very best of UK national journalism produced in 2019.
  • The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 2 April 2020.

Press Award winners for 2018

Entries have now closed for the Society of Editors’ National Press Awards for 2019 – the ‘Oscars’ for the UK Press. The Awards celebrate the best of British national journalism during 2019.

With revised, new and returning categories, entries can be made for work published in print, website, online, mobile, video, audio or any other news delivery format in any UK national newspaper or any news website or platform covering UK national news during 2019 (excluding broadcast media).

Following consultation with the industry, the awards this year will include three new awards recognising News Podcast, Lifestyle Podcast of the Year, and Business and Finance Team of the Year.

Ian Murray, chair of the judges and Executive Director of the Society of Editors said: “This has been a momentous year for news and the industry has shown itself remarkably able to report, explain and deliver the truth behind so much noise and confusion. Now is the time to recognise the very best of the very best.”

The Royal Lancaster London will provide the backdrop for the most prestigious event in the industry’s calendar with more than 400 editors, writers and columnists coming together to salute the quality, diversity and success of national journalism.

A shortlist will be announced in February 2020.

The Press Awards will culminate with a glittering gala dinner on Thursday 2 April 2020. They are organised on behalf of the industry by the Society of Editors.

Proceeds will help fund the Society of Editors campaigning for press freedom.

A full list of categories and further information can be found on our website.