All applications for this category are open on March 1st, 2023.

Awarded to the newspaper that sustains the highest quality of journalism, editorial standards, production values, and overall professionalism despite budgetary and other limitations.

Submit three links to three issues of the newspaper published since February 2022. If you have any problems with submitting your work get in touch with us at

Rules for submission for online publications/ newspapers: Fill in the online application form and include the three issues you are submitting.

All entries for newspapers must come with a one-page profile showing their resources and staff. It should state how many full-time staff they have, how many of their staff are paid, and if the paper is funded. 

Ultimately, however, it will be up to the judges on how much influence this will have. It does mean, however, that we are working on making the process fairer.

Check back on the 1st of March for the application form!

The closing date for applications is March 15th, 2023.