Sponsors for 2020

Thank you to our supporters for making the awards possible.  

Facebook Journalism Project

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to strengthening communities by connecting people with meaningful journalism. As part of our work, the Facebook News Partnerships team collaborates with publishers, broadcasters, journalists, universities and other stakeholders across the news industry globally to promote quality journalism.

Our teams partner with news organisations to develop products and tools for newsrooms. The Partnerships team are also committed to training journalists, hosting workshops and sessions in newsrooms as well as providing online training and resources.

Camelot – supporting the Society of Editors since 2001

Camelot is proud to support the Press Awards.

Since its launch in 1994, The National Lottery has delivered a life-changing £41 billion for Good Causes, with more than 565,000 individual awards made across the UK – an average of over 200 lottery grants in every postcode district. It has also awarded over £75 billion in prizes and created more than 5,700 millionaires or multi-millionaires.

The National Lottery is at the heart of communities across the UK and benefits millions of people’s lives – just as the national, regional and local media do every day. Thanks to your invaluable support over the past 26 years, National Lottery winners have been able to share their good news, missing ticket-holders have been united with their previously-unclaimed winnings and a huge range of projects have been able to highlight the life-changing difference they make thanks to vital National Lottery funding.  


Google News Initiative – sponsoring News Website of the Year

The Google News Initiative is focused on helping journalism thrive in the digital age through evolving business models to drive sustainable growth, elevating quality journalism and empowering new organisations with new technologies. We collaborate with the news industry to build a stronger future for journalism through our products, partnerships and programmes.

Amazon – sponsor of the Environment Journalist of the Year

Amazon is committed to building a sustainable business for our customers and the planet. In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net zero carbon across our business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. To help reach its goal, Amazon is on a path to power its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025; by making all shipments net-zero carbon, with 50% net-zero carbon by 2030; and by purchasing 100,000 electric delivery vehicles, the largest order ever of electric delivery vehicles. In line with these efforts, Amazon recently became the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.

The Careers Office – giving all students a step up

Sponsoring the Reporting Diversity Award

The Careers Office believes in helping ALL young people achieve their dreams, regardless of their background.

We work to give students the guidance, confidence and contacts to get into the workplace whatever their background , school or up-bringing.

We believe in diversity, and nurturing inclusivity. 

The Careers Office liaises closely with industries – including the media, medicine, banking, Formula 1 – to provide work experience and other opportunities for students at school and university.

Often the young people come from disadvantaged  backgrounds, such as schools with high quotas of free school meals .

Often they dont get the support they need to work out how to get into their chosen careers and fulfil their potential.

The Careers Office aims to break down the barriers and  give them the step up they are crying out for.

If you would like to help us or would like more information, please contact:


DialAFlight – sponsoring Travel Journalist of the Year

In 40 years DialAFlight has grown from a borrowed office above a warehouse in Soho into one of the UK’s most successful travel companies with 98% satisafction rating on Trustpilot.

It was the first travel firm to open seven days a week and late into the evening, a revolutionary approach back in the 1980’s. And today we employ more than 500 people offering what might best be described as a ‘concierge’ service. Three quarters of our team have been with us for between 15-20 years.

Phones are answered live in 5 seconds, clients are protected with a Client Trust Account and a proportion of annual profits goes to social enterprise schemes including our Book Reading project in partnership with Dolly Parton. To date, more than 300,000 books have been sent to deprived children throughout the UK.

Newsworks – sponsoring Campaign of the Year

Newsworks is the marketing body of our national news brands.

We lead collaboration across the news industry to drive revenue and reputation, by championing British journalism and demonstrating news brand’s effectiveness for advertisers. We do this to ensure a sustainable future of a diverse, trusted and free press. 

Backing British journalism…because journalism matters. 

Springer Nature – sponsoring Science Journalist of the Year

2020 was a particularly pivotal year for science communication. COVID-19 was at the forefront of every conversation and the world looked – and continues to  look – to science to find a way through the pandemic. Springer Nature is delighted to be able to support the 2020 Science Journalist of the Year award, celebrating the vital role these journalists are playing in the newsroom.

 Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, making ideas and information accessible around the world, and leading the way on open access. In 2020, Springer Nature published over 370,000 research articles, of which nearly 25,000 related to COVID-19. Our dedicated international press team delivered detailed documents and briefings to support the journalists in ensuring these peer-reviewed findings were communicated to the research community and the wider public clearly and accurately, expanding our understanding of our brave new world. We’re passionate about science communication and playing a part in championing the role of science and evidence in society to lead us to a better future.

Luther Pendragon – sponsoring Business and Finance Journalist of the Year

Luther Pendragon is an independent communications agency with a 25-year track record of helping clients influence thinking, drive change, and communicate effectively. 

We offer strategic guidance to some of the world’s leading brands and have advised major organisations through their biggest reputational challenges. We also work for smaller clients with big ambitions, ranging from small-caps and start-ups to grassroots campaign groups and charities. 

We deliver work that is ambitious, yet targeted, and we achieve high quality, tangible results for our clients. We are communications strategists, who offer board-level advice while being fully immersed in our clients’ communication challenges. Our teams are tailored to client needs and will help develop messaging that will achieve cut through in a variety of crowded markets. 

British Journalism Review for the Cudlipp Award

Created by a group of journalists thirty-two years ago over convivial drinks in a London pub – where else? – British Journalism Review decided to sponsor an annual award in memory of Hugh Cudlipp shortly after the great Mirror Group editor and editorial director died in 1998. Since then the award has celebrated achievement in several different editorial areas but eventually settled down to what it was intended for originally – recognising excellence in popular journalism. It is open to all newspapers, their editors, writers and teams of journalists, but the independent panel of judges reserves the right to make the award to, or highly commend, any outstanding example of popular journalism, even if it has not been formally entered.

The awards are also supported by the Cecil King Memorial Foundation.

The Journalists’ Charity

Once again, the Journalists’ Charity is proud to support the Press Awards.   

In a year that has been especially tough on the industry, the charity is delighted to have an opportunity to celebrate the incredible role being played by journalists and honour the value and importance of journalism.  

For more than 150 years the Journalists’ Charity has given financial assistance and welfare support to struggling journalists from all sectors of the industry, nationwide. In a Covid-stricken 2020, grants from the Journalists’ Charity prevented fifteen journalists and their families from losing their homes. Hundreds of others affected by the pandemic received crisis support as part of a rapid response aimed at minimising stress and preserving good mental health. As the pandemic continues to impact our industry, the charity stands ready to offer further assistance.   

You can help support the Journalists’ Charity by joining their database and spreading the word to colleagues and friends.    

The Journalists’ Charity would like to say a massive thank you for your outstanding work during the most challenging of years. We look forward to celebrating journalism with you at the awards in spring.   

Good luck & take care,   

The Journalists’ Charity