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  • Submissions are now closed for the 2019 awards

    Entries for the 37 categories closed on June 12, 2019. Join us at the ONA19 conference in New Orleans to learn the 2019 winners!

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  • Check out the 2018 OJA Winners

    The OJAs awarded 31 projects with awards, as well as three special recipients and five General Excellence winners.

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This year the Online Journalism Awards feature 37 awards, including 15 with a total of $62,500 in prize money.

These prizes are made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, the University of Florida and Journalism 360 and Agora Journalism Center. Their awards honor data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation and general excellence.

Democracy Fund supports entry fees for micro newsrooms in 2019 OJAs; deadline extended for all categories

June 3, 2019 | Karolle Rabarison

We are excited to announce that entry fees are now waived for micro newsrooms to enter the General Excellence category of the 2019 Online Journalism Awards, thanks to generous support from Democracy Fund. In addition, the deadline for entries for ... Read More

Tips for submitting to the 2019 Online Journalism Awards

May 22, 2019 | Trevor Knoblich

In celebrating the best in digital journalism, the Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) have always strived to recognize the unique blend of impactful stories and creative application of digital tools.

We’re often asked what gives finalists an edge over the competition, ... Read More

ONA expands the Online Journalism Awards with new category and cash prizes for engaged journalism projects

May 21, 2019 | Karolle Rabarison

WASHINGTON — The Online News Association (ONA) announced that the Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) will feature a total of $15,000 in cash prizes over the next three years for winners of the new Gather Award in Engaged Journalism.

The first-of-its-kind award ... Read More

Over 400 Recipients in the Past 18 Years

Recent General Excellence winners include The Globe and Mail, Le Temps, and Nexo Jornal.

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See the 2018 ceremony recap

See the event and follow along with emcee Niala Boodhou, host of NPR Illinois’ The 21st, along will all of the acceptance speeches.

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