Submission Requirements

Submissions are open for the 2023 Online Journalism Awards between April 20–May 25 via ONA’s submission portal.

We encourage you to review rules and eligibility in full before starting a submission. To help you prepare your submissions, we’ve outlined the information required for each step of the process. The submission form consists of three sections.

Section 1: Contact Information

This basic contact information allows us to follow-up with questions about your submission, if needed. We also ask about your preferences for notifications and public recognition, should your submission be selected as a finalist. All fields are required unless otherwise noted.

  • Name
  • Email
  • Submitting Organization
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Who else we should notify if you’re selected as a finalist (optional)
  • Twitter handle(s) for those involved in the submission (optional)

Section 2: Category Information

Share information about your submission as it relates to specific category requirements. All fields are required.

  • Select the category for which you’re submitting your work
  • Title of your entry
  • Publication Date (work must be published between June 1, 2022 and May 25, 2023 to be eligible for the 2023 awards)
  • URLs and/or attachments related to the work being submitted

Section 3: Entry Details

Add specific details and background information about the work being submitted. All fields are required. Note: This section is one of the more time-consuming aspects of submitting to the OJAs, so we recommend getting an early start gathering notes about each project.

  • Description of your work (500 words or less)
  • Explanation of the size category you entered (if applicable to your selected category)
  • Information about the overall strategy and impact of your submission (500 words or less)

You may save your submission at any point in the process and return to it to add and/or edit information before the deadline. However, we highly encourage you to collect as much of the required information as possible prior to starting your submission to ensure you have everything submitted by the deadline, 11:59 p.m. EDT (3:59 a.m. UTC) on May 25.

Submit entries to the 2023 OJAs

Check out the FAQs to learn more about the OJAs. For additional questions, contact ONA’s Director of Awards and Community Resources, Hollie Schultz, at