Entries close on Friday for National Press Awards for 2018

Posted on: January 4, 2019 by Claire Meadows

Press Award Categories

National news platforms have until Friday to enter the National Press Awards for 2018. The awards, organised by the Society of Editors, will celebrate the best of British national journalism published during last year. The entry deadline has been extended this year and will close on Friday 11 January 2019 at midnight. 

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 UK-based news website or platform covering UK national news during 2018.

Following consultation with the industry, the awards include a number of new categories recognising the Technology Journalist of the Year, Popular Scoops, Investigation of the Year, Magazine of the Year, a Reporting Diversity Award and the Sports News Story of the Year. For the first time the awards will also separately recognise the Daily Newspaper of the Year and the Sunday Newspaper of the Year.

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 2019.  

The Press Awards will culminate with a glittering gala dinner on Tuesday 2 April 2019. Proceeds will help fund the Society of Editors campaigning for press freedom.

The awards are generously sponsored by Camelot which has supported the Society of Editors since 2001 and supported by Cision, EY, No1 Lounges, Wiggin, Wellcome Trust, Luther Pendragon, PA, the Cecil King Foundation, the Journalists’ Charity and the British Journalism Review.

Entries can be made here. Any queries should be directed to 01223 304080 or