Dissent Process

The Online Journalism Awards is committed to honoring excellence in digital journalism. If you feel a finalist, winner or potential nominee falls short of this standard, we welcome feedback in the form of written dissent. ONA staff, along with a board-appointed awards committee, will evaluate each dissent submitted on a case-by-case basis and determine the appropriate course of action to take.

To submit a formal dissent, please complete the form below. Describe your reason for dissent, submit links to any public-facing counterpoints such as published articles or opinion pieces, and provide your contact information so the Online Journalism Awards committee may follow up for more detail as needed.

If you have additional questions, please email