Congratulations to those shortlisted for the
Press Awards


The National Press Awards for 2020 recognise reporters and correspondents, commentators, columnists, cartoonists, designers, podcasts, photographers, scoops, investigations and campaigns. The awards culminate with the coveted News Website of the Year, and Daily and Sunday Newspaper of the Year titles.

Click on the links beneath each category to see the full details of those nominated!

With thanks to our supporters


Individual Awards

Young Journalist of the Year – supported by the Cecil King Memorial Foundation

Abbianca Makoni, Evening Standard
Ethan Ennals, The Mail on Sunday
Katie Whyatt, The Athletic UK
Megan Agnew, The Sunday Times Magazine
Rachel Lloyd, The Economist
Sarah Newey, The Telegraph
Will Brown, The Telegraph

Interviewer of the Year – Popular

Caroline Iggulden, The Sun
Clemmie Moodie, The Sun
Gabrielle Donnelly, Daily Mail
Jan Moir, Daily Mail
Rebecca Hardy, Daily Mail

Interviewer of the Year – Broadsheet

Alexandra Pollard, The Independent
Andrew Billen, The Times
Celia Walden, Telegraph Magazine
Charlotte Edwardes, The Times
Decca Aitkenhead, The Sunday Times Magazine
Guy Kelly, The Telegraph
Hadley Freeman, The Guardian
Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian

Lifestyle Podcast of the Year

Giles Coren has no idea, The Times and The Sunday Times
Liz Jones’s Diary – The Podcast, Daily Mail
Pod Save The Queen, Daily Mirror
Seasoned Sessions, BuzzFeed UK
Tech and Science Daily, Evening Standard

News Podcast of the Year

Bed of Lies, The Daily Telegraph
Coffee House Shots, The Spectator
Coronavirus: The Latest, The Telegraph
Stories of our times, The Times and The Sunday Times
Today in focus, The Guardian
True Crime Podcast, Daily Mail

Science Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Springer Nature

The Shortlist

Clive Cookson, Financial Times
Ian Sample, The Guardian
Robin McKie, The Observer
Stephanie Baker, Bloomberg
Tom Chivers, UnHerd
Tom Whipple, The Times

ShowBiz Reporter of the Year

Clemmie Moodie, The Sun
Ellie Woodward, BuzzFeed UK
Grant Tucker, The Sunday Times
Katie Hind, The Mail on Sunday
Nicola Methven, Daily Mirror
Simon Boyle, The Sun

Data Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

The Shortlist

Ian Jones, PA Media
James Tozer and Martín González, The Economist
John Burn-Murdoch, Financial Times
Sondre Ulvund Solstad, The Economist
Tom Calver, The Sunday Times
Tom Worville, The Athletic UK

Specialist Journalist of the Year

Dan Wootton, The Sun
Larisa Brown, Daily Mail
Max Daly, VICE
Robert Booth, The Guardian
Tim Bullamore, The Times
Tim Harford, Financial Times

Business and Finance Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Luther Pendragon

The Shortlist

Andrew Penman, Daily Mirror   
Dan McCrum, Financial Times   
John Arlidge, The Sunday Times Magazine          
Katie Morley, The Telegraph      
Rob Davies, The Guardian
Tom Witherow, Daily Mail

Environment Journalist of the Year - sponsored by Amazon

The Shortlist

Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg
Colin Fernandez, Daily Mail
Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
Leslie Hook, Financial Times
Nada Farhoud, Daily Mirror
Robin McKie, The Observer

Photographer of the Year

Ben Birchall, PA Media
Dylan Martinez, Reuters
Hannah McKay, Reuters
Henry Nicholls, Thomson Reuters
Hollie Adams, Bloomberg
Philip Coburn, Daily Mirror

Sports Photographer of the Year

Andy Hooper, Daily Mail
Bradley Ormesher, The Times 
Carl Recine, Reuters
Marc Aspland, The Times 
Richard Pelham, The Sun
Tim Goode, PA Media

Cartoonist of the Year

Ben Jennings, i
Chris Riddell, The Observer
Jonathan Pugh, Daily Mail
Matt Pritchett, The Telegraph
Morten Morland, The Sunday Times and The Times
Nick Newman, The Sunday Times

Travel Journalist of the Year - sponsored by DialAFlight

The Shortlist

Duncan Craig, The Sunday Times
Joshua Hunt, 1843 Magazine
Mark Palmer, Daily Mail
Nick Trend, The Telegraph
Tom Payne, Daily Mail
Tom Robbins, Financial Times

Foreign Reporter of the Year

Anthony Loyd, The Times
Bel Trew, The Independent
Louise Callaghan, The Sunday Times
Megha Rajagopalan, BuzzFeed UK
Miles Johnson, Financial Times
Nicolas Pelham, 1843 Magazine

Health Journalist of the Year

Andrew Gregory, The Sunday Times
Jo MacFarlane, The Mail on Sunday
Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph
Sarah Boseley, The Guardian
Sarah Neville, Financial Times
Simon Akam, 1843 Magazine

The Hugh McIlvanney Award for Sports Journalist of the Year

Andy Bull, The Guardian
Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph
Matt Dickinson, The Times
Mike Atherton, The Times
Rob Draper, The Mail on Sunday
Sam Wallace, The Telegraph

Political Reporter of the Year

Anna Mikhailova, The Mail on Sunday
George Parker, Financial Times
Harry Cole, The Sun
Pippa Crerar, Daily Mirror
Steven Swinford, The Times
Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times

Political Commentator of the Year

Daniel Finkelstein, The Times
James Forsyth, The Spectator
Marina Hyde, The Guardian
Stephen Bush, i
Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times
Tom McTague, The Atlantic

Feature Writer of the Year – Popular

Antonia Hoyle, Daily Mail
Barbara Davies, Daily Mail
Henry Deedes, Daily Mail
Ian Birrell, Tortoise / The Mail on Sunday
Oliver Harvey, The Sun
Sarah Oliver, The Mail on Sunday
Tanith Carey, Daily Mail
Zing Tsjeng, VICE

Feature Writer of the Year – Broadsheet

Andrew Billen, The Times
Cara McGoogan, The Daily Telegraph
Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times 
Mick Brown, The Telegraph
Nicolas Pelham, 1843 Magazine
Sathnam Sanghera, The Times
Tim Adams, The Observer

Driving Diversity Award

The Shortlist

Daily Mail
FT Early Career and Future Talent Programmes, Financial Times
The Athletic UK
The Guardian
The Sun
Tracking the Backlash, openDemocracy

Columnist of the Year – Popular

Jan Moir, Daily Mail
Liz Jones, The Mail on Sunday
Mark Steel, Sunday Mirror
Max Pemberton, Daily Mail
Oliver Holt, The Mail on Sunday

Columnist of the Year – Broadsheet

Caitlin Moran, The Times
Camilla Long, The Sunday Times
Catherine Nixey, 1843 Magazine
Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times
Janice Turner, The Times
Marina Hyde, The Guardian

Digital Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Facebook Journalism Project

The Shortlist

Covid-19 excess mortality tracker, The Economist
Data and Digital Storytelling Team, The Times and The Sunday Times
FT coronavirus tracker, Financial Times
PA Explore, PA Media
Spectator Data Hub, The Spectator
Covid Data Visualisation Project, The Telegraph
US election forecast 2020, The Economist
You Are Not Alone, The Telegraph

Innovation of the Year

Bloomberg Green
How To Spend It relaunch, Financial Times
The Guardian’s Daily Edition app
Times Radio
You Are Not Alone, The Telegraph

Scoop of the Year

The Shortlist

Assange fathered two babies inside embassy by Sarah Oliver of The Mail on Sunday
China Lab by Ian Birrell and Glen Owen of The Mail on Sunday
Cummings broke lockdown rules, Daily Mirror
Lockdown professor steps down after breaking rules to meet married lover, The Daily Telegraph
Megxit, The Sun
Princess Diana’s Panorama Interview, Daily Mail
Revealed: Dominic Cummings breaks lockdown, The Guardian

Scoop of the Year: Popular Life

‘£80k for Damehood’ honours scandal exposed by George Odling and Tom Kelly of the Daily Mail
£335m Victoria Beckham gets taxpayer to pay staff’s wages by Katie Hind of The Mail on Sunday
First Strictly Same Sex Pair by Nicola Methven of the Daily Mirror
Gunnersaurus latest victim of Arsenal cost-cutting by David Ornstein of The Athletic UK
The Papa John’s ‘£250,000 takeaway from the taxpayer’, Daily Mail


Investigation of the Year

Dominic Cummings Broke Lockdown Rules, Daily Mirror /
Revealed: Dominic Cummings breaks lockdown, The Guardian 
Failures of State: Insight’s Coronavirus investigations, The Sunday Times
FinCEN Files, BuzzFeed UK
Global anti-abortion misinformation, openDemocracy
Old Money – the scandal of social care fat cats, Tortoise
Princess Diana’s Panorama Interview, Daily Mail
SAS War Crimes, The Sunday Times
Wirecard, Financial Times

Sports News Story of the Year

Enough is Enough: Sportsmail’s Campaign to tackle dementia, Daily Mail
Dementia in rugby, The Guardian
FA Cup Betting Deal’s Slap in Face to William by Eleanor Hayward, Daily Mail
Ketones by Nick Harris, Rob Draper and Edmund Willison, The Mail on Sunday
Project Big Picture by Sam Wallace, The Telegraph
Sir Bobby Charlton by Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph

News Reporter of the Year

Abul Taher, The Mail on Sunday
Gabriel Pogrund, The Sunday Times
Jeremy Armstrong, Daily Mirror
Robert Mendick, The Daily Telegraph/ Sunday Telegraph
Stephen Wright, Daily Mail
Tom Wells, The Sun

Group Awards

Business and Finance Team of the Year

Business and Finance Team, The Mail on Sunday
Wirecard reporting, Financial Times
The Sunday Times Business and Finance Team
The Times Business Team

Special Supplement of the Year

How to Survive & Thrive, Daily Mail
Next Generation, Daily Mirror
The Lost Year: How coronavirus changed everything, The Guardian
The Rich List, The Sunday Times
The Ripper – A Life of Evil, The Sun
VE Day supplement, The Daily Telegraph
VJ Day supplement, Daily Express

Supplement of the Year

Culture, The Sunday Times
Femail, Daily Mail
FT Weekend Life & Arts, Financial Times
G2, The Guardian
Review, The Daily Telegraph
Telegraph Travel – Saturday, The Telegraph

Magazine of the Year

How To Spend It, Financial Times
The Observer Magazine
The Sunday Times Magazine
The Times Magazine
Weekend, The Guardian
YOU, The Mail on Sunday

Front Page of the Year

Britannia Waives the Rules, i
Cummings Broke Lockdown Rules, Daily Mirror
For pity’s sake, just let them hold hands, Daily Mail
‘Our streets are not empty, they are filled with love’, The Sun
The lives cut short, The Guardian
Young, British and Black, The Guardian

Campaign of the Year – sponsored by Newsworks

The Shortlist

Be a Poppy Star, The Sun
End This Injustice, Daily Express
Food For London Now and Help the Hungry, Evening Standard and The Independent
Hear Our Voice, Sunday Post
Housing Scandal, The Sunday Times
Let them hold hands, Daily Mail
Mail Force, Daily Mail
Clean Air for All Campaign, The Times

The Cudlipp Award – supported by the British Journalism Review

All our Failed Children: mental health report, Sunday Post
Give Me Five: child poverty in Britain, Daily Mirror
Google Watch: scams investigation, Daily Mirror
Mail Force: PPE Crisis, Daily Mail
The Excluded: disruptive pupils campaign, Evening Standard
War Child: Afghan children campaign, Daily Express

News Website of the Year – sponsored by Google News Initiative

The Shortlist
The Sun online

Sunday Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Camelot

The Shortlist

Sunday Mirror
Sunday People
The Mail on Sunday
The Observer
The Sunday Telegraph
The Sunday Times

Daily Newspaper of the Year – sponsored by Camelot

The Shortlist

Daily Express
Daily Mail
Daily Mirror
Financial Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
The Times