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 2023 Online Journalism Awards open on Thursday, April 20. Submissions close on Thursday, May 25 at 11:59 p.m. EDT (3:59 a.m. UTC). Finalists will be announced in late July and winners will be announced in August. Winners will be honored during the Online Journalism Awards banquet at ONA23 on August 26 in Philadelphia.
April 20, 2023 – Submissions Open
May 25, 2023 – Submission Deadline
Late July 2023 – OJA Finalists Announced
August 2023 – OJA Winners Announced
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The OJAs recognize major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in digital storytelling. The OJA screeners and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism.
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. Second, panels of judges, composed of senior-level journalism professionals, convene in August to select the finalists and winners.
Applications to serve as a 2023 OJA screener are open April 20 – May 25.See more volunteer opportunities