The Online Journalism Awards (OJAs), launched in May 2000, are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world.
The 2019 Online Journalism Awards open on May 7. Submissions close on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:59pm ET. Join us for the awards ceremony on Sept. 14 in New Orleans, LA, to close the ONA19 conference. Registration opens in mid-April.
May 7, 2019 – Submissions Open
June 12, 2019 – Submission Deadline, 11:59 P.M. EST
Mid-August, 2019 – OJA Finalists Announced
September 12-14, 2019 – Online News Association Conference
September 14, 2019 – OJA Awards Dinner (Winners announced!)
The OJAs recognize major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in digital storytelling. The OJA Committee and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism.
Fifteen of the awards now come with $63,500 in prize money, courtesy of the Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, Journalism 360, the University of Florida and Agora Journalism Center. These awards honor data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation and general excellence.
The finalists and winners are selected through a two-step process. First, industry-leading journalists and digital media professionals screen the awards to determine semi-finalists. In August, a panel of judges convene to select winners.
Honorees will be announced on the final night of ONA19, the Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet, Sept. 12-14, at the Sheraton in New Orleans, LA.