• Applications for the 2018 awards open in May

    Details for the upcoming awards are still being finalized and may change from 2017, but you may review last year’s criteria in our eligibility section.

    Rules and Eligibility
  • See the 2017 Winners!

    Highlighting another year of inspiring journalism, this year’s OJA judges have selected winners across 37 categories from 119 finalists. They represent a range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media and emerging technology organizations from around the globe.

    See the Winners

This year the Online Journalism Awards feature 37 awards, including 13 with a total of $58,500 in prize money.

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

Over 400 Recipients in the Past 17 Years

Recent General Excellence winners include The New York Times, AJ+, Quartz, and The Texas Tribune.

See the Organizations

Thanks to Google News Lab for sponsoring the 2017 OJA banquet and program.

See the event and follow along with host Joshua Johnson from WAMU, along will all of the acceptance speeches.

Watch the Ceremony